When was ambulance first written backwards?

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im assuming that you mean the livery on vehicles. I cant find a specific date but i know that the livery was done this way because vehicle drivers may not be able to read the word when an ambulance is behind them. Because of this, they may worry that it might be a police vehicle.
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What is the first ambulance?

Bellevue Hospital in New York City is credited with establishing the first hospital-based civilian ambulance service in the United States. Source: http://www.infoplease.co

Why is the word ambulance written backwards on the front of an ambulance?

So that drivers ahead of it on the road can read it (correctly) as AMBULANCE in their rear-view mirrors, and yield the right of way. If the word was not reversed, the drive
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Why the ambulance cars have ambulance written backwards?

You notice they only do this on the front of the vehicle. Whenlooked at through a rearview mirror, the word "ambulance" appearsnormal this way. This allows persons in vehicles
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Why the word ambulance written backwards on the front of the Ambulance?

So when a driver looks into his rear-view mirror and there is an ambulance behind him, the word "Ambulance" looks as if it is the correct way around. If it were printed norma