Military Medicine

Navy Surgeon General testifies before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee

Editor’s note: Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, provided the following opening remarks to the House Committee Appropriations , subcommittee on Defense during a hearing Mar 5, 2020 on Military Health System reform and readiness. Remarks as delivered by Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham Chairman Visclosky, Ranking Member Calvert, distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, on …

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The Navy’s Fight against Scurvy

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Scurvy patient, ca 1842. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine Few diseases have been more synonymous with sailors than scurvy.   From the dawn of time scurvy has been described as the “Black Death of the sea,” and was once even as deadly as smallpox. Yet years after the British …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Emma Nolan

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph “I am Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Emma Nolan, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.” Nolan, from Lowell, Ore., graduated from Lowell Junior/Senior High School in 2014 and became a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in 2017 at Pioneer Pacific College, Springfield, Ore. She joined the Navy shortly after earning her …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospitalman Megan Schnell

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley The assistant leading petty officer of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton’s Labor and Delivery Unit, Hospitalman Megan Schnell, was named the hospitals Blue Jacket of the Quarter (BJOQ) for the first quarter Jan. 24, 2020. “I was so surprised, and honestly in disbelief,” said Schnell. “It’s an honor to be …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospitalman Cassandra Wintter

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph Hospitalman Cassandra Wintter stands in Family Medicine Department at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Jan. 21, 2020. Wintter serves as a team lead for Family Medicine Team 2, working alongside five providers and 11 support staff that care for 5,367 beneficiaries at NHB. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Meagan Christoph/Released) …

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