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October 3, 1986

'Hello? Hello?... He Doesn't Seem to Answer'

JAMA. 1986;256(13):1725. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03380130053019

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.