Tag Archives: Navy Medicine

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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Mind & body: My journey to well-being through yoga

By Ed Gulick Public Affairs, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery   Editor’s note: September is celebrated annually as National Yoga Month! In the following blog, the author shares his experiences with yoga as a means to practice mindfulness, breath control and body awareness for personal health.  It’s not intended as medical advice.    Our society is fast-paced and …

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What does Navy Medicine readiness look like? Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ashley Raynor.

By Regena Kowitz Navy Medicine West Public Affairs When Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ashley Raynor was headed home from work on Feb. 23, southbound on California’s Interstate 5 alongside the Pacific Ocean, the last thing she expected was to be one of the first people to arrive at the scene of an accident. When traffic came to a sudden halt, …

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Naval Hospital Bremerton Sailor prepares Hospital Corpsmen for combat trauma

By Douglas H. Stutz Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs For many hospital corpsmen, working in a war zone setting is a deployment reality. Real-world experience helps train them to work in these challenging trauma environments. Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Darrius A. Cooley was one of eight instructors teaching and supervising 15 corpsmen from mid-April to June 1, …

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An Eye for an Eye: Navy Dentistry and the Development of the Acrylic Eye

By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery “It’s an eye for an eye. The New eye is not flesh and it has no ability to see—but no one glancing at it would ever suspect that.” ~James Nevins Miller, Mechanix Illustrated Magazine, June 1946 *** The year is 1944. At Naval Hospital Bethesda, Md., doctors are …

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