Navy Medicine Features

Capt. Phillips and the Fight against Cholera

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Cholera is a killing disease. It strikes quickly, and if you don’t get treatment quickly you die…Cholera is an intestinal disease. It quickly attacks the body’s organisms and causes acute uncontrollable diarrhea and great loss of body fluids…Cholera is also a highly contagious.   ~Voice of America Radio Documentary on …

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My name is Erick Brendon: I am Navy Medicine

By Erick Brendon I’m from Simi Valley, California. I graduated from Simi High School in 1994, and  joined the Navy shortly after. After boot camp I went to Hospital Corps School, interested in becoming an x-ray technician. I wanted to apply for  “C” school, but was convinced by my enlisted leaders to see all of medicine before making a decision. After graduating …

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I am Navy Medicine: Dr. Chase M. Watters

By Dr. Chase M. Watters, microbiologist, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio   Editors note: Dr. Chase M. Watters is currently a post-doctoral fellow microbiologist in the Maxillofacial Injury and Disease Department at Naval Medical Research Unit, San Antonio (NAMRU-SA)  There are a bevy of influences that have nothing to do with my decision to join Navy Medicine Active Duty. It wasn’t my nautical themed …

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Meet the Scientists: Dr. Philip Vernon

Editor’s note: Article was originally posted Dec. 15, 2014 in DOD Live, official blog of Department of Defense. Meet the Scientists is an Armed with Science segment highlighting the men and women working in the government realms of science, technology, research and development.  The greatest minds working on the greatest developments of our time.  If you have someone you’d like …

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I Am Navy Medicine

Dr. Uriel Lucky, M.D., Naval Hospital Pensacola In 2005, after 25 years in primary practice in a rural town in Alabama, I decided it was time to change gears and become an employee of the U.S. government. The rewards and the personal accomplishments of being in a small partnership family practice had been tremendous and the blessings innumerable, but the …

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