Treat Them Where They Lie

Ronald Stewart

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ISBN: 9781774713105

Treat Them Where They Lie

Pioneering a Revolution in Modern Emergency Medicine

  Author:   Ronald Stewart    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

This long-awaited memoir of a trailblazing emergency physician (otherwise known as “Doc Hollywood”) and a former Nova Scotia Minister of Health also tells the story of modern emergency medicine.

When Ron Stewart—a coal miner’s son from the east coast of Canada—took a residency in emergency medicine in Los Angeles in 1972, emergency care was still in its infancy. First responders—often dispatched from fire departments or funeral homes, with hearses serving as ambulances—could put on bandages and perform CPR, but that was about it.

Stewart took on a dual role as emergency physician and advisor (earning the nickname “Doc Hollywood”) on the popular TV series Emergency!—where the fictional accident victims had a better chance of surviving than his real-life patients. Stewart’s life’s work was closing that gap, a mission he advanced by training the first generation of paramedics in LA.

After sixteen years of high-stakes trailblazing in the US emergency medical system, Stewart took on the Minister of Health job in his native Nova Scotia, where he battled long odds and fierce opposition to introduce a modern Emergency Health Services system.

In Treat Them Where They Lie, Ron Stewart and co-author Jim Meek tell a captivating story of passion and determination while exploring the highs and lows of a life well lived. With fifteen color images, and forewords from prominent US physician and author Dr. Brian Zink and Canada’s foremost medical journalist, Dr. Brian Goldman, this riveting memoir offers readers an unvarnished look at a man who played a key role in the development of modern emergency medicine.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781774713105
Item NB1748
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on October 1 2024
Language ENG
Pages 312
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight(g)

Ronald Stewart is a pioneer in the development of modern emergency medicine. An internationally renowned expert in prehospital care and paramedic training, Stewart has served as a senior medical consultant to governments and NGOs in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. A Companion of the Order of Canada, Dr. Stewart has published more than two hundred articles on the art and science of medicine. He also founded the Music in Medicine Program at his alma mater, the Dalhousie University Medical School.