The American Medical Association was asked by the Honorable Julius A. Krug, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, to investigate the medical care of those who are wards of that department. The investigation was divided according to various geographic areas and was carried on by several groups of physicians. We constituted a committee (W. F. B., chairman) to investigate medical care among the Upper Midwest Indians.
THE MEDICAL OFFICER
It is obvious that the fundamental factor in the medical care of the Indian is the medical staff. We were very much interested, therefore, in meeting agency physicians and noting the character of their professional work. While in many instances professional standards of medical officers in the Indian Service are not of the highest type, nevertheless, we gained the impression that they are doing a rather good job. We were impressed with their loyalty to the Indian Service, their interest