Public Policy: In 1966, the National Academy of Sciences published a white paper, “Accidental Death and Disability, the Neglected Disease of Modern Society,” which seems to coincide with the early recognition of the need for the specialty of emergency medicine.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 37 – No 02 – February 2018
It is truly amazing to consider how far we’ve come in a relatively short period. Although emergency medicine is young compared to many other specialties, our roots are well established, and we have earned our place in the history of the house of medicine through evidence-based contributions, public health advancements, and public policy initiatives. We look forward to helping illustrate emergency medicine’s wonderful history in the coming months.