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Preventive Health Equals War Fighter Readiness

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By Capt. Eric R. Hoffman, MSC, executive officer, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center When I entered my PhD program in medical entomology, I had absolutely no idea where the journey would eventually take me.  Fast-forward 20 years later as executive officer for the Navy’s definitive public health resource; I can say without hesitation […]

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Swimming with Sharks: Navy Physician Remembers the Indianapolis Disaster Part III

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By Capt. Lewis Haynes (1912-2001)y  Editor’s Note. The following is the last installment of the story of Capt. Lewis Haynes.(1) I think we saw five or six planes.  You know it’s very hard to see people in the water.  And they weren’t looking.  We all splashed.  The first plane that went over, I remember Cpt. […]

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Navy Medicine discusses new Medical Career Opportunity for Enlisted Sailors

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Following the Navy’s recent announcement about the new Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2), the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) public affairs office met with Lt. Cmdr. Jami Peterson, EMDP2 selection board president, to find out more information about the new program available to enlisted Sailors. Q:  What is EMDP2? A: EMDP2 is […]

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Swimming with Sharks: Navy Physician Remembers the Indianapolis Disaster Part II

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By Capt. Lewis Haynes (1912-2001)  Editor’s Note. Any “Jaws” fan can tell you that the U.S. Navy has its own unique history with sharks. In what is known in movie parlance as simply the “Indianapolis scene,” fisherman Sam Quint (Robert Shaw) tells Brody (Roy Scheider) and Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) a horrifying shark tale of the crew […]

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Swimming with Sharks: Navy Physician Remembers the Indianapolis Disaster Part I

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By Capt. Lewis Haynes (1912-2001) Editor’s Note. July 30, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of a harrowing event in naval history. On July 30, 1945, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was returning from a secret mission (transporting the atomic bomb) to Tinian Island when it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sank into the Philippine Sea.  The survivors […]

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