By Elwood L. Schmidt, MD

The Doctor’s Black Bag

Take a trip through medical school, internship, and government service with the Hopi and Navajo in Arizona and with the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe in Nevada. Private practices in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada provide illuminating anecdotes for everyday medicine in the mid to latter twentieth century, while new medical advances were being introduced.

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Elwood L. Schmidt, MD

Elwood L Schmidt, MD premed studies at Texas A&M, graduated U. of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 1956, interned White Cross Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, served two years in USPHS, Division of Indian Health in Keams Canyon, AZ serving Hopi and Navajo, and Schurz, NV serving Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe. He was in private practice in Slaton, TX, Jal NM, Yuma, AZ, and locum tenens in multiple Nevada towns.

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He offers varied accounts of illnesses, emergencies, and routine encounters – many positive, but others fraught with some danger or mystery…

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The Doctor’s Black Bag

Take a trip through medical school, internship, and government service with the Hopi and Navajo in Arizona and with the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe in Nevada. Private practices in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada provide illuminating anecdotes for everyday medicine in the mid to latter twentieth century, while new medical advances were being introduced.

 

Nevada EMS

From the mid-1950s through the end of the last century, I witnessed a dramatic change in the level of care and service patients received prior to arriving at the hospital.  The changes in this pre-Hospital or Emergency Medical Services care was often developed by volunteers, in small towns, and with very limited resources.  How did this improvement come about?  How did all these places of small population improve so much?  It was the search for answers to questions that gave rise to this book and is told through the voices of the people who were there at the times these changes occurred, in towns small and cities large.

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Release Date For New Book

I'm anticipating a release date in mid to late June 2020 for my latest book, The Doctor's Black Bag. The book will be available via a variety of outlets in both print and e-book formats.

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The reader is taken on a trip through medical school, internship, and government service with the Hopi and Navajo in Arizona and with the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe in Nevada. Private practices in...

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