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978-0-7391-4603-3 • Hardback • December 2010 • $115.00 • (£88.00)
David H. Dejong holds a PhD from the University of Arizona, has worked in Indian country for 18 years and is author of 'If You Knew the Conditions':A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955.
4 One: Now that You Know the Conditions
5 Two: Overcoming Generations of Neglect
6 Three: Beginnings of a Community Health Program
7 Four: On the Threshold of a New Era?
8 Five: The Era of Self-Determination
9 Six: An Agency of the Public Health Service
10 Seven: Into the Twenty-first Century
Dr. DeJong in an eminent authority on the history of the Indian Health Service (IHS). Plagues, Politics, and Policy is the gold standard for the chronological history of IHS, from the Transfer Act to the Obama Administration. It is a must read for those interested in how the Federal Government has treated Native Americans in their health care.
— Bill Katzel, Retired USPHS
Far from a simple chronicle, Plagues, Politics, and Policy makes a bold argument…. With DeJong providing a helpful and telling overview of the successes and limitations of federal health care for American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
— Wicazo Sa Review "Red Pencil Review"