Crash course on ambulances - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Jared Griffin

Crash course on ambulances

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:00 am

KODIAK — The city of Larsen Bay got some good news this past week: the city of Kodiak is donating their old ambulance to the 100-person community on the west side of the island.

The word ambulance came to English in 1798, from the French word of the same spelling. Back then, it meant a mobile or field hospital. Literally, the word merely means walk. At the heart of the word is the Latin verb ambulare, which meant to go take a walk to the ancient Romans.

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