A Look Back

Navy Medicine at Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941)

By Andre B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Dec. 7, 1941 still represents the U.S. Navy’s greatest disaster. In just over two hours, much of the Pacific Fleet had been destroyed or seriously damaged. Even before the last Japanese aircraft had disappeared over the horizon, the pride of the U.S. fleet—seven battleships that once projected U.S. …

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Summer 2012 edition of “The Grog”

André B. Sobocinski, historian and publications manager, Office of Medical History, BUMED It is with great pleasure that we present to you the summer 2012 edition of THE GROG. In our attempt to meet our standards of variety, we offer you original articles on: Navy Medicine in the War of 1812, A Look Medicine and Hygiene in the Royal Navy, …

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Navy Medicine Headquarters Moves to Falls Church,Va.

  By Shoshona Pilip-Florea, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, the flagship command for all of Navy and Marine Corps medicine, started relocating its staff May 30 from Washington, D.C., to Falls Church, Va., as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Act of 2005. Vice Adm. Matt L. …

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The “Sacred Twenty”: The Navy’s First Nurses

By André B. Sobocinski, Navy Medicine Office of the Historian May 13th marks the 104th anniversary of the Navy Nurse Corps. On May 13, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Naval Appropriations Bill authorizing the establishment of the Nurse Corps as a unique staff corps in the Navy.     Initially, all Nurse Corps candidates were required to travel to Washington, D.C., …

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BUMED’s “Change of Port”

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General Shipmates and Colleagues, There is something I want to convey to all of you that I believe is of the upmost importance, particularly after taking part in the wonderful “Change of Port” ceremony here on the BUMED compound last week. Thank you again for all those who helped plan the event …

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