A Look Back

A Look Back: Angels of the Airfield

  By André B. Sobocinski | U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Historian When the Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) R4D broke through the clouds of volcanic dust and smoke to land on Iwo Jima on March, 6 1945, it carried more than whole blood and medical supplies for the wounded. On board this flight was a 22-year-old Navy …

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Navy Medicine Presents “The Grog”

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery It is with great pleasure that we offer you the latest “ration” of The Grog, A Journal of Navy Medical History and Culture. In this edition, we look back at the U.S. Navy’s long history with sharks–from curious cases of shark attacks documented by Navy physicians to the development …

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The Battle of Midway – A Navy Doc’s Journey of Survival (Part 3 of 3)

By Capt. Joseph Page Pollard, interview conducted by Mr. Jan K. Herman, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery In June 1942, LT Joseph Page Pollard was a 38-year old Navy physician serving aboard USS Yorktown (CV-5). From his role as assistant medical officer, LT Pollard would witness first-hand the battle that would change the tides of war in …

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The Battle of Midway – A Navy Doc’s Journey of Survival (Part 2 of 3)

 By Capt. Joseph Page Pollard, interview conducted by Mr. Jan K. Herman, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery In June 1942, Lt. Joseph Page Pollard was a 38-year old Navy physician serving aboard USS Yorktown (CV-5). From his role as assistant medical officer, LT Pollard would witness first-hand the battle that would change the tides of war in …

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The Battle of Midway – A Navy Doc’s Journey of Survival (Part 1 of 3)

By Capt. Joseph Page Pollard, interview conducted by Mr. Jan K. Herman, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery In June 1942, (then Lt.) Pollard was a 38-year old Navy physician serving aboard USS Yorktown (CV-5). From his role as assistant medical officer, Pollard would witness first-hand the battle that would change the tides of war in the Pacific. Below …

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