About the Author

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.

Private practice:

  • Slaton Texas 1959-1961
  • Jal, New Mexico 1961-1972
  • Yuma, Arizona 1972-1995

Employed by practices in Nevada in Yerington, Lovelock, West Wendover, Eureka, Carlin, Gerlach, Beatty, Carson City, and Reno.

ElwoodAndJohnJohn (left) and Elwood (right)


John Kasinger

John Kasinger Master Photographer, Graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, published in Black and White Magazine, Photos in Photographic Hall of Fame.

ā€œI knew Elwood and heard his stories of the great ambulance work being done in the rural areas of the state. He invited me to take pictures of the early interviews and I became intrigued by the faces and stories of all these Nevadans and the opportunity to record them.ā€

Unless otherwise noted, all photo credits are by John Kasinger.