'If You Knew the Conditions' : A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955
'If You Knew the Conditions' examines the inadequacies of the healthcare provided to American Indians by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong argues that, while Congress and the Indian Service had a responsibility to provide meaningful and relevant medical services to American Indians, parsimonious appropriations and indifference to American Indian conceptions of well-being limited the effectiveness of Indian medical services.
- Hardback | 198 pages
- 157.48 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
- 28 Aug 2008
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 1. "If You Knew the Conditions" Chapter 2 2. Organizing the Indian Medical Service Chapter 3 3. Reform and Reorganization Chapter 4 4. The Collier Years Chapter 5 5. Trachoma and Tuberculosis Chapter 6 6. A Justified Wave of Criticism Chapter 7 7. Into the Public Health Service Chapter 8 8. "If You Knew the Conditions"
We are forever indebted to David H. DeJong for not only producing a valuable book on the history of Indian health but for his gift of scholarship [which] also serves as a critical reminder on why innumerable health disparities continue to haunt the health of contemporary American Indians and Alaska Natives. -- Jennie Joe, University of Arizona
About David H. DeJong
David H. Dejong holds a PhD from the University of Arizona and has worked in Indian country for 18 years and is author ofPlagues, Politics, and Policy: A Chronicle of the Indian Health Service, 1955-2008.