Tag Archives: Surgeon General

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

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. History tells us that the position of deputy Navy surgeon general has not automatically led to selection as Navy surgeon general.  Vice Adm. Faison is the eleventh of 66 (or 17 percent) deputy surgeons general to have been promoted to the highest office in Navy Medicine.  Of these …

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

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Prior to becoming Navy surgeon general, Vice Adm. Faison served as commanding officer of Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and Expeditionary Medical Force (EMF) Kuwait. In fact, thirty-three (78 percent) surgeons general were former commanders of Navy hospitals. Prior to 2011—when the Walter Reed …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Tobacco Kills

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Recent events across the globe demonstrate that we are living in dramatic and challenging times. Around the world, Navy Medicine is ensuring the health and readiness of every Sailor, Marine and their family, and in doing so, helping to ensure we have …

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Celebrating 103 years of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps

This year marks 103 years of committed and honorable service of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. On behalf of Navy Medicine, I would like to express my gratitude to the Dental Corps for ensuring dental readiness and optimizing dental health of our Sailors, Marines, and families. Established in 1912, the history of the Dental Corps dates back to before World …

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