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U.S. vaccinates Native peoples on the frontier against smallpox
Congress passes the Indian Vaccination Act and appropriates $12,000 to hire physicians to vaccinate Native ...
Indian Medical Association forms and dissolves
Medical doctors form the Indian Medical Association to advocate for American Indian health care in the ...
Nursing care raises smallpox survival among Hopi
A comparison of historic records of smallpox survival rates among Hopi communities in Arizona in 1898– ...
Tuberculosis incidence tracked on reservations
Around the turn of the century, reservations suffer epidemic rates of tuberculosis. The Native people ...
Overcrowding, poor ventilation contribute to deaths in boarding schools
Indian boarding schools are built hastily or adapted from existing barracks, and officials bring Native ...
Government assesses tuberculosis on reservations
Tuberculosis continues to to be a major problem on reservations. U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs ...
Government hires medical workers to fight tuberculosis
The Office of Indian Affairs hires part-time field matrons, who are trained in home economics, to work ...
Despite quarantine, TB spreads in student populations
Faced with continuing high rates of tuberculosis among Native students in boarding schools, the Office ...
Tuberculosis quarantine advised on reservations
Office of Indian Affairs physicians urge Indian agents on reservations to quarantine Native persons ...
Tuberculosis is a leading cause of death in Indian Country
A U.S. study of tuberculosis deaths among Indians on reservations in 13 states finds that the rate of ...