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May 21, 1927

TRACHOMA AMONG THE INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST

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PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1927;88(21):1618-1619. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680470004002
Abstract

Two years ago the Secretary of the Interior, Dr. Hubert Work, requested the American Medical Association to appoint a committee of ophthalmologists from the Association with whom he might confer as occasion demanded on the spread of trachoma among the Indians.

The trustees accordingly appointed Drs. Wilder of Chicago, Knapp of New York and me to serve on such a committee, Dr. Proctor of Boston being added to our number later on account of his familiarity with the Indian problem in the Southwest.

Last summer Dr. Wilder, the chairman of the committee, with Dr. Holloway of Philadelphia and others, visited some of the reservations in Oklahoma, and last autumn, in order to be in a better position to advise the secretary by making a personal survey and study of the situation at close range, Dr. Proctor and I visited the Southwest and inspected the most important Indian schools and hospitals

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