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  1. 1921
    Trachoma rises among American Indians
    Trachoma, a serious bacterial infection of the lining of the eyelids, is a leading cause of blindness. ...
  2. 1921
    Congress funds American Indian health care
    In legislation commonly known as the Snyder Act, Congress authorizes funds for “the relief of distress ...
  3. 1922
    Radio connects remote Alaska villages to medical advice
    The U.S. Signal Corps establishes a radio network to link Alaska Native villages with doctors and nurses ...
  4. 1922
    New hospital in Ketchikan treats all
    The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace open the Little Flower Hospital in Ketchikan to serve all members ...
  5. 1923
    Tuberculosis identical among patients of different races
    The National Tuberculosis Association issues a paper stating that “tuberculosis attacks without racial ...
  6. 1923
    Pioneering Apsáalooke (Crow) nurse graduates
    Susie Walking Bear Yellow graduates from the Boston City Hospital School of Nursing and returns to the ...
  7. 1924
    American Indians granted U.S. citizenship
    Inspired by the high rate of American Indian enlistment during World War I, President Calvin Coolidge ...
  8. 1924
    Medical division established in Office of Indian Affairs
    The Office of Indian Affairs creates a separate medical division to administer the growing number of ...
  9. 1924
    Professional nurses hired for reservations
    The Office of Indian Affairs begins hiring professional field nurses to care for Native peoples on reservations.
  10. 1924
    Federal campaign targets trachoma
    The Office of Indian Affairs launches a campaign against trachoma, a serious bacterial eye infection ...
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