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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 148 years of the Medical Corps

It is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps on behalf of our entire Navy Medicine family, as they celebrate 148 years of service to our nation. Steadfast and reliable in service for years before its formal establishment on March 3, 1871, the Medical Corps is comprised entirely of physicians who have dedicated their lives to medicine …

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Navy Medicine’s Top 10 Blogs from 2018

Editor’s Note: Can you believe 2018 is almost over? We can’t either! Here’s a look back at some of the highlights from our blog this year.      1. A Look Inside: Navy Medicine’s Texas Research Lab, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio   In May 2009, the Navy consolidated several laboratory detachments into Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio …

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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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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 106 years of the Dental Corps

On behalf of Navy Medicine, I wish to extend my sincerest congratulations to the men and women of our Navy Dental Corps as you celebrate your 106th anniversary. The Dental Corps has served with steadfast devotion to duty since August 22, 1912 when President Howard Taft signed into law an act passed by the 62nd Congress establishing the Navy Dental …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 71 years of the Medical Service Corps

On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere congratulations, thanks and appreciation to the Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) as it celebrates 71 years of unwavering dedication and service. On August 4, 1947, the Army-Navy Medical Service Corps Act was passed to provide a permanent commissioned corps of specialists to complement the existing Medical Department officer corps. The first …

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