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Edward T. Dickinson, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP

Edward T. Dickinson, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP

is an associate professor and director of prehospital field operations in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is the medical editor of JEMS.

content by Edward T. Dickinson, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP

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