Navy Medicine Features

Navy Nurse Earns Highest Possible Award

By L.A. Shively Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs Lt. Cmdr. Deborah “Lynn” Redman’s deployment to Afghanistan landed her in prison. Not as an inmate – but as a reserve Navy nurse. On her arrival in the war-ravaged country, she realized a strong desire to help Afghan women and children through outreach missions, first from Forward Operating Base …

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The Day the Navy Hospital Fell

Story by Andre B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian U.S. Naval Hospital Yokohama and the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 Nearly 20 years after an era of self-imposed se­clusion was broken by an American trade treaty, the Japanese ports in Tokyo Bay had blossomed into thriving marketplaces of foreign trade. Prin­cipal among them was Yokohama. By 1872, the former fishing village offered …

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The Taming of the Elephant Shrew: A Look Back at Navy Medicine’s 1948 Expedition from Cairo to Cape Town

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery “He was the most agile talker to whom I ever had listened,” Admiral Lamont Pugh would later recall of his meeting 26-year old explorer-to-be named Wendell Phillips in August 1947.1 A former Superintendent of the Navy Medical School, Pugh was serving as the Deputy Chief of Bureau of Medicine …

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Navy Medicine in Focus

 

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The Importance of Sleep in Protecting Mental Health and Operational Readiness

  By Capt. Paul D. Rockswold, M.D., M.P.H., Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Did you know that a good night’s rest is fundamental to protecting the mental and physical health of our Sailors and Marines? Although often viewed as a luxury, studies show that sleep plays an important role in preventing many chronic diseases and protecting mental health. …

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