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The Resource "If you knew the conditions" : a chronicle of the Indian medical service and American Indian health care, 1908-1955, David H. DeJong

"If you knew the conditions" : a chronicle of the Indian medical service and American Indian health care, 1908-1955, David H. DeJong

Label
"If you knew the conditions" : a chronicle of the Indian medical service and American Indian health care, 1908-1955
Title
"If you knew the conditions"
Title remainder
a chronicle of the Indian medical service and American Indian health care, 1908-1955
Statement of responsibility
David H. DeJong
Title variation
Chronicle of the Indian medical service and American Indian health care, 1908-1955
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • After their sequestering on reservations across the West, American Indians suffered from appalling rates of disease. While the United States Indian Service (Bureau of Indian Affairs) provided some medical services prior to 1908, it was not until then that the Indian Medical Service was established. Born in an era of assimilation and myths of vanishing Indians, the Indian Medical Service provided emergency and curative care with little forethought of preventive medicine. If You Knew the Conditions argues that the U.S. Congress funded the Indian Medical Service to do little more than provide basic, curative treatment, and that this Congressional parsimony is reflected in the services (or lack thereof) provided by the Indian Medical Service
  • David H. DeJong considers the mediocre results of the Indian Medical Service from a cultural perspective. He argues that, rather than considering a social conservation model of medicine, the Indian Medical Service focused on curative medicine from a strictly Western perspective. This failure to appreciate the unique American Indian cultural norms and values associated with health and well-being led to a resistance from American Indians which seemingly justified parsimonious Congressional appropriations and initiated a cycle of benign neglect. If You Knew the Conditions examines the impact of the long-standing Congressional mandate of cultural assimilation, combined with the Congressional desire to abolish the Indian Medical Service, on the degree and extent of disease in Indian country
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DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeJong, David H
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA448.5.I5
LC item number
D45 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
Label
"If you knew the conditions" : a chronicle of the Indian medical service and American Indian health care, 1908-1955, David H. DeJong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-181)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Into the public health service
  • "If you knew the conditions"
  • "If you knew the conditions"
  • Organizing the Indian medical service
  • Reform and reorganization
  • The
  • Collier years
  • Trachoma and tuberculosis
  • A
  • justified wave of criticism
Control code
229430514
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[ix], 188 pages
Isbn
9780739130384
Isbn Type
(eISBN)
Lccn
2008022040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)229430514
Label
"If you knew the conditions" : a chronicle of the Indian medical service and American Indian health care, 1908-1955, David H. DeJong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-181)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Into the public health service
  • "If you knew the conditions"
  • "If you knew the conditions"
  • Organizing the Indian medical service
  • Reform and reorganization
  • The
  • Collier years
  • Trachoma and tuberculosis
  • A
  • justified wave of criticism
Control code
229430514
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[ix], 188 pages
Isbn
9780739130384
Isbn Type
(eISBN)
Lccn
2008022040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)229430514

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