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History: Public health official praised Indian medicine men





"Even in such enlightened times as the 1940s, many people must have been confused by the rituals of Native Americans or perhaps thought them backward.

The United States Public Health Service loaned doctors to the Indian service to research Indian health problems and exchange information.

Immunizations were a primary concern, but it was discovered that medicine men were indeed concerned for the health of their people and were ready to learn more about modern medicine."

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