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Woodstock at 50: EMS Response

Editor’s note: Fifty years ago this week, “three days of peace and music” were underway at Max Yasgur’s upstate New York farm. The 1969 Woodstock Festival had the potential to generate a medical disaster of epic proportions. Although the planning proved woefully inadequate, the festival came off with a minimum of death and injury. 

For a look back at what happened, read “EMS at Woodstock,” originally published in JEMS on April 28, 2010.