Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine by Peter Canning

Issue #74
Winter 1997-98

James Alan McPherson recommends
Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine, a memoir by Peter Canning: “Peter Canning is a former student from both Virginia and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His book is an excellently written account of the lifesaving roles played by paramedics in an increasingly dangerous world. I might add that Peter is from a privileged background, was a speechwriter for the governor of Connecticut, but grew disillusioned with politics. As an alternative, he has decided to put his own life, instead of glowing words, on the line. His book deserves the broadest possible audience.” (Fawcett Columbine)