This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
To the Editor:
—The Bureau of Indian Affairs has recently sent out a call for more physicians for the Indian Medical Service. These calls come with considerable frequency, as there is a chronic shortage of capable men in this branch of government service, the reasons therefor being well known to those who are conversant with Indian Bureau conditions and practices as they relate to medical matters.It seems to me only fair that physicians who may be considering the question of entering the Indian Service should know beforehand what they are going up against, and why it is that there is so much difficulty in getting and keeping good men in it. The Public Health Service, Army and Navy, etc., have no trouble in obtaining all the trained medical men they require, whereas in the Indian Medical Service we find the converse to be true, so that the Indian Bureau
Darey JH. CONDITIONS IN THE INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE. JAMA. 1923;81(15):1302–1303. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650150056028
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: