June 19, 1997 |
The morning activities here in the first-floor office of the Catawba Nation's Longhouse are similar to those at any small clinic in America. Dr. David Brady examines his first patient, 8-year-old Amy Canty, who stares straight ahead as he gently touches the rash on her neck. "Looks like contact dermatitis, an allergy," Brady explains to her mother. "You'll need to pick up some 1% hydrocortisone ointment. . . . Bring her back if there's no improvement."