Landover, MD (PRWEB) October 17, 2009
The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of our third book, "Caring & Curing: A History of the Indian Health Service," by James P. Rife, a senior historian with History Associates, and Captain Alan J. Dellapenna, Jr., USPHS of the Indian Health Service. This thoroughly researched volume chronicles the history of Indian Heath Service (IHS) from its earliest beginnings, as part of the Department of the Interior, through multiple reorganizations including the 1955 transfer to the U.S. Public Health Service. Focusing upon the intense, often shifting political, tribal, and healthcare dynamics; Caring & Curing traces IHS's evolution over time. The book follows the agency through myriad trials and triumphs in its long-running fight to elevate Indian health to a level comparable to that of the rest of the nation. Brought to life through compelling personal stories, a crisp narrative, and archival imagery, the book not only looks at past successes and failures of Indian health care, but keeps an eye towards the future and the remaining work to be done by the agency in consultation and cooperation with American Indians and Alaska Natives.
In addition to the riveting story, this full color book includes hundreds of historical photographs, many never before published, documenting key moments in Native American health care. Caring & Curing is an important link documenting the rich legacy of the PHS Commissioned Corps in protecting and improving the health of all Americans and will surely rank with "Plagues and Politics" as a 'must have' addition to the library of every public health professional.
"Caring & Curing" has a retail price of $34.95 plus shipping and $2.00 standard handling per order. For information on how to order, visit COF's Website.
"Caring & Curing: A History of the Indian Health Service"