‘If You Knew the Conditions’: A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955
David N. DeJong
Page count: 198 pages
File size: 1.9 MB
‘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.