The Sea of Peroxide

In Process. The Sea of Peroxide, Paramedics in the time of AIDS, is part memoir interspersed with interviews of other paramedics who worked for the NYC Emergency Medical Service (and voluntary hospitals) from about 1980 to the mid- 1990s. As an EMT, I was first assigned to Metropolitan Hospital working Harlem and Spanish Harlem. After paramedic school, I was moved downtown to Bellevue hospital where I worked Times Square and the surrounding area. I finished up my career at the now closed Cabrini Hospital, serving Chinatown, Greenwich Village, Little Italy and generally the Lower Eastside. We witnessed the onslaught of a terrifying disease with no cure and almost always fatal at the same time EMS was deteriorating with the benign neglect of politicians and the media.