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Saturday Lecture: Dr. Elwood Schmidt and the History of Nevada Emergency Medical Services

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Saturday Lecture: Dr. Elwood Schmidt and the History of Nevada Emergency Medical Services

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$5
Please join us April 2nd at 2pm here at the Sparks Heritage Museum as we welcome Dr. Elwood Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt will be discussing the the history of emergency medical services in Nevada.
Learn how emergency medical services were made available to Nevadans from Reno to West Wendover, Panaca to Las Vegas, and all points in between. Learn how the 911 system was developed, how people were trained in rescue and recovery techniques, and medical care delivery developed.
Did you know patients in one Nevada town were transported in a meat wagon? Another town left dimes on the pay phone in a local bar to be able to call emergency medical personnel. Dr Schmidt conducted 150 interviews to uncover the history of ambulance delivery and emergency services from many of the pioneers in the state.
If time allows Dr. Schmidt will also share some stories of medical care in the 50’s and 60’s in Nevada and New Mexico and Arizona small towns as he wrote in his book The Doctor’s Black Bag. Don’t miss this fabulous lecture!
Admission is $5, $4 for Seniors and children 12 and under free. All SHM members receive free admission. The Museum adheres to current CDC guidelines and suggests all visitors work to ensure the health safety of themselves and each other by remaining home if experiencing any symptoms of illness.
Elwood Schmidt