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The preliminary treatment given the employe or passenger at the time of accident, resulting in injury, and before the patient is removed to his home or to the hospital, is a service of vital importance; but the scope of this paper will not permit its discussion. The writer intends to confine himself strictly to the subject, as outlined for him by your committee.
Considering the importance of transportation of persons injured it would be natural to suppose that there exists some literature on the subject, but a careful search has failed to reveal any material which could be utilized. The writer is forced, therefore, to give you his experience, trusting that in the discussion of his brief paper, new and valuable ideas will be brought out, which will prove of benefit to those unfortunates, who are often compelled to travel long distances while suffering intense agony from injuries.
CALDWELL FH. TRANSPORTATION OF INJURED EMPLOYES.. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(9):426-428. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430610028002j