Bad Call A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance by Mike Scardino
epub | 9.99 MB | English | Isbn:0316469610 |
Author: Mike Scardino | PAge: 305 | Year: 2018
"A compulsively readable, totally unforgettable memoir that recounts a sensitive college student’s experience working on an emergency ambulance in hell, aka New York City." – James Patterson
In 1967, Mike Scardino was an eighteen year-old pre-med student with a problem – his parents couldn’t afford to pay his college tuition. Luckily, Mike’s dad hooked him up with a lucrative, albeit unusual, summer job, one he’s never forgotten.
Bad Call is Mike’s visceral, fast-moving, and mordantly funny account of the summers he spent working as an "ambulance attendant" on the mean streets of late 1960s New York, at a time when emergency medicine looked nothing like it does today. Fueled by adrenaline and Sabrett’s hot dogs, he crossed third rails to pick up injured trainmen, encountered a woman attacked by rats, attended to victims of a plane crash at JFK airport, was nearly murdered, and got an early and indelible education in the impermanence…
Category:Sociology of Death, Biographies of Medical Professionals, Sociology of Death