To the Editor.—
In reference to the cover of the June 6 issue,1 you describe "[a paramedic] who is holding two defibrillation paddles." If this is in fact the case, the paramedic is about to defibrillate his right ear—not a safe practice. However, if you look more closely, you will see that the paramedic is in fact holding a telephone.
Gorfine SR. 'Hello? Hello?... He Doesn't Seem to Answer'. JAMA. 1986;256(13):1725. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03380130053019