Dead in Six Minutes

Dead in Six Minutes

by Paul Ciolino


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This is the story of a renegade medical doctor who fought the old school medical establishment, lawmakers, and bureaucrats who absolutely did not want the paramedic and emergency medical services programs to exist. Prior to December 1, 1972 there was no such thing as emergency medical technician, paramedic, or a fire department that operated ambulances that actually treated and transported sick or injured people. Prior to that cold December day in 1972 in ten northwest suburban cities of metropolitan Chicago these services were nonexistent. The heroic efforts of Dr. Stanley M. Zydlo Jr. M.D., and a rag tag band of renegade firemen and fire chiefs changed all that and American medicine would never be the same again. In spite of overwhelming odds and the power of an entire national medical community, the modern paramedic is responsible for saving the lives of tens of millions of people in the last 44 years. Dr. Zydlo's genius and incredible ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles places him at the top of American achievement in the last century. The modern paramedic is perhaps the most valuable public asset ever created.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483585086
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 12/21/2016
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paul Ciolino is a life long resident of Chicago. He was the first and only expert in Homicide Investigations hired by 48 Hours, and CBS News, as an on air personality. Over the past 25 years, he has appeared in hundreds of news program on every major cable and television network in both the United States and Canada. He is the author of four previous non fiction books.

Table of Contents

Dedication ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Mr. Rogers Does Not Live Here 11

Chapter 2 "92" 27

Chapter 3 "All In" 31

Chapter 4 Genesis 39

Chapter 5 The Chiefs 51

Chapter 6 Profane Eloquence 73

Chapter 7 And…So It Began 81

Chapter 8 The Paramedics 95

Chapter 9 Where the Boys Are 149

Chapter 10 "The Duke of Austin" 171

Chapter 11 "Black Jack" 213

Chapter 12 "Do Overs" 227

Epilogue 247

In Appreciation 255

Postscript 259

Endnotes 261

Author's Note 265

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