Navajo Superintendent Annual Reports, 1912


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NARRATIVE. Page Annual report, 1912. Section II- Health. epidemic of measles of unusual severity swept entirely over the reservation. The most urgent needs for carrying on the medical or health work on the reservation are:- ( 1) Four frame buildings to be erected back of the school hospital for contagious cases or for outside Indians in the last stages of tuberculosis, cancer, etc. ( 2) More physicians. At the present time, tied down by their respective schools, physicians have little or no time to visit camps or otherwise ga in a practice among reservation In dians. ( 3) statistics are wanting as to prevalence of disease, and it is hoped the Public Health Service will aid us in this matter. school. The school needs an assistant nurse for the new hospital. It is impossible for one nurse to attend to so large an estab lishment.

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