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James R. Shaw papers

Identifier: HMD MS ACC 2009-034
Abstract UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Reprints, speeches, press releases, correspondence, photos. Rear Admiral Shaw directed the Indian Health Service from 1955-62. He conducted an early study showing the Service's poor funding, staffing, organization, and the inferior health status of American Indains and resolved to improve conditions. Shaw was driving force behind PL 85-568 "The Transfer Act" in 1954, which transferred health services from the Bureau of Indain Affairs to the PHS. After retiring Shaw...
Dates: 1954-1960s