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Hard roll : a paramedic's perspective of life and death in New Orleans

McCarthy, Jon, author.,
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Known as one of America's most dangerous cities, New Orleans plays host to incidents ranging from the tragic and disturbing to the completely bizarre--and during his career as an emergency medic, Jon McCarthy saw it all. He chronicles some of the most formative calls of his career in this autobiography that reads like crime fiction. McCarthy demonstrates with detail and clarity that the difficult choice is often the right choice. While not for the faint of heart, each entry in this collection provides poignant insight into the bonds between medics and the people and city they serve.

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Red Jacket Community Library B MCC (Text)
Adult Biography
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  • ISBN: 9781455623211 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Formatted Contents Note: Misguided judgment -- Salty and peppered -- A slice of good fortune -- Cern's pound of flesh -- Prayers for the devil -- The breakup -- Who threw my liquor away -- When hearts attack -- The McCern method of international diplomatic relationship building -- No quarter -- The muddy Mississippi -- Collateral damage -- To live and die in New Orleans -- Child's play -- Lycan'thrope: a tale of an American hairwolf -- Anger nightmares -- The three cides: patri, fili & homi -- Unseen danger -- An ironic demise -- Mexican brown -- Attack of the elderly -- The thickness of blood -- Conclusion -- Bonus chapter: of gods and sober people -- New Orleans EMS overview.
Summary, etc.: Known as one of America's most dangerous cities, New Orleans plays host to incidents ranging from the tragic and disturbing to the completely bizarre--and during his career as an emergency medic, Jon McCarthy saw it all. He chronicles some of the most formative calls of his career in this autobiography that reads like crime fiction. McCarthy demonstrates with detail and clarity that the difficult choice is often the right choice. While not for the faint of heart, each entry in this collection provides poignant insight into the bonds between medics and the people and city they serve.
Subject: McCarthy, Jon > Health.
Emergency medical technicians > Louisiana > New Orleans > Biography.
Emergency Medical Services > Louisiana > New Orleans > Biography.
Emergency medicine.


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