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Rape of EM

Resident/Student Resources: The Rape of Emergency Medicine

The Rape of Emergency Medicine was first published anonymously by "The Phoenix" in 1992, as a quasi-fictional account of the physicians and patients harmed by egregious emergency medicine contract management group abuses. This entertaining book was a catalyst for AAEM's formation, after the author, James Keaney MD MPH FAAEM, revealed himself during a 20/20 investigation of the abuses detailed in the book. Hundreds of emergency physicians, who had similar negative experiences and felt they were not properly represented by organized emergency medicine, contacted Dr. Keaney and began plans for what eventually became AAEM. Dr. Keaney served as the first President of AAEM.

The Rape of Emergency Medicine is available for free download in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).