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A Hero of the Bloody Nose Ridge: The Story of Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class Joe Marquez and the Fight for Peleliu

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery *** On the morning of September 15, 1944, the 1st Marine Division began their assault on a tiny coral island in the Central Pacific called Peleliu. For Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class Eleuterio “Joe” Marquez[1] this would be a baptism of fire. The 19-year old Los Angeles native had …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 106 years of the Dental Corps

On behalf of Navy Medicine, I wish to extend my sincerest congratulations to the men and women of our Navy Dental Corps as you celebrate your 106th anniversary. The Dental Corps has served with steadfast devotion to duty since August 22, 1912 when President Howard Taft signed into law an act passed by the 62nd Congress establishing the Navy Dental …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 71 years of the Medical Service Corps

On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere congratulations, thanks and appreciation to the Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) as it celebrates 71 years of unwavering dedication and service. On August 4, 1947, the Army-Navy Medical Service Corps Act was passed to provide a permanent commissioned corps of specialists to complement the existing Medical Department officer corps. The first …

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Navy Medicine Highlights so far in 2018

Editors Note: Can you believe we’re halfway through 2018? We can’t either! Here’s a look back at some of the highlights of this year as of July 1st, 2018. Be sure to come back to this post towards the end of the year for a year in review.  ‘Navy Care’ Virtual Health App Launches at Naval Hospital Jacksonville Navy Medicine …

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A surgical point of view: Global Health Engagement during Pacific Partnership 2018

By Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin Editor’s note: Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin is a Hand/Microvascular, Burn and Trauma Surgeon stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and currently aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). She has deployed twice (Fallujah, Iraq 2006/07; Afghanistan 2011/12) where she garnered extensive wartime trauma experience. USNS Mercy departed from San Diego in February …

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