"If You Knew the Conditions" examines the inadequacies of the healthcare provided to American Indians by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong argues that, while Congress and the Indian Service had a responsibility to provide meaningful and relevant medical services to American Indians, parsimonious appropriations and indifference to American Indian conceptions of well-being limited the effectiveness of Indian medical services.
DeJong, David H. 2008. "If you knew the conditions": a chronicle of the Indian medical service and American Indian health care, 1908-1955. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.