Navy Medicine Features

“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”

By Master Chief Hospital Corpsman (SW/AW) Robert Coddington, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Command Master Chief Those words, spoken the day after an attack on American soil 71 years ago,  which claimed the lives of more than 2,400 Americans and wounded 1,100 more, sank four U.S. Navy battleships and damaged four more, sank three cruisers, three destroyers, one minelayer and …

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Fall 2012 edition of “The Grog”

By André B. Sobocinski, historian and publications manager, Office of Medical History, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery It is with great pleasure that we present to you the fall 2012 edition of THE GROG. In our attempt to meet our standards of variety, we offer you original articles on: Mr. Roosevelt and the Origin of the PRT, Corpsmen of …

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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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Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jimmy P. Florendo

 By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brooks B. Patton Jr A brief look into the craft of producing dental crowns for patients. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jimmy P. Florendo shares with viewers his insight and experience as a dental technician improving the quality of life for Sailors in warfighting environments. His contribution shows the importance of providing services that improve …

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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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