The First Ambulance Service
Who invented the ambulance vehicle?
Vehicles used to transport soldiers injured during battle date back to 11th century Europe. But Bellevue Hospital in New York City is credited with establishing the first hospital-based civilian ambulance service in the United States. The horse-and-buggy teams were organized by Dr. Edward L. Dalton in 1869.
Today the Bellevue Hospital Center is run by New York University's School of Medicine.