Navy Medicine Features

I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale, LCSW

By Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale Editor’s note: Throughout March, we’re honoring the important contributions of Navy social workers. Our social workers connect Sailors, Marines and their family members with the care and support they need. Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Ragsdale is U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s resident subject matter expert in community systems and psychological trauma. A Licensed …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Justin Schneider

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF) Justin P. Schneider, Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute One of the greatest opportunities I have had in my naval career has been to serve as a hospital corpsman assigned with Marines as a company line corpsman. I am trusted to treat and care for Marines on a daily basis. From a training evolution, to …

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Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course Trains Sailors to Provide Life-Saving Medical Care on the Battlefield

U.S. Navy photos by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course provides Sailors and Marines with knowledge and skills to provide medical care in a combat environment. Casualty care on the battlefield must be the best possible combination of good small-unit tactics and good medicine. This includes the initial, pre-hospital care for brain …

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From Civilian Postdoctoral Research Fellow to Navy Lieutenant

By Doris Ryan, Naval Medical Research Center It’s been almost a year since Chase Watters was wearing a maroon lab coat as a civilian postdoctoral research fellow at the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA), San Antonio, Texas. While there his research focused on using enzymatic debridement agents against multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. “I am very thankful …

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The Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy: A Statistical and Biographical Retrospective, Part III

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Navy surgeons general have been a well-published lot over the years. Their literary output includes textbooks, articles, clinical studies, histories, memoirs, travelogues and even one epic poem. Surgeon William P.C. Barton was one of most published BUMED chiefs since 1842.  Over the course of his career, Barton authored …

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