'If You Knew the Conditions'

'If You Knew the Conditions' : A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955

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'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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739124463
  • 9780739124468

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"
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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
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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.
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