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February 14, 1925

IMPROVEMENT IN THE INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE

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Philadelphia

JAMA. 1925;84(7):535-536. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660330055031

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —Fifteen months ago you gave publicity to what was then regarded as a weakness in the Bureau of Indian Affairs as regarded its medical service. Other correspondents and myself contributed quite voluminously on this phase of the subject. I would now like to ask that you give equal publicity to the accomplishments that have been wrought in that department since that time, no doubt, in part at least, as the result of that publicity.In 1923, I visited the Blackfoot Reservation and made observations there on trachoma as it occurs in this tribe, and performed many operations on the patients at the invitation of the physicians in charge. These observations were brought to the attention of the authorities in Washington. In the summer of 1924, I again visited this reservation and held clinics, to which seven of the physicians of the Indian Service were assigned. In January,

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