Navy Medicine Features

I am Navy Medicine: Officer Candidate Adam Shults

By Officer Candidate Adam Shults Ten years ago, I joined Navy Medicine in hopes of one day having the opportunity to be a provider and take care of patients. The desire to help others led me to join the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.  My journey began in Great Lakes at Recruit Training Command and Navy Hospital Corps …

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Navy Medicine and the Eradication of the Tetanus Menace

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian Before the advent of tetanus antitoxin, “lock-jaw” attacked many of the wounded and killed almost all of its victims. Antitoxin prophylaxis and treatment improved the situation but, in spite of the best possible use of antitoxic serum, tetanus still occurred, and those who developed the infection, the mortality remained high. ~Capt. W.W. Hall, MC, …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. James Linkous

By Lt. James Linkous My name is Lt. James Linkous. Born in New York, but raised at Cape Canaveral, Florida.  My parents raised me on a Florida “beach bum” mentality with a strong work ethic.  As a result, I quickly understood that learning is a lifelong journey and that it’s best to enjoy the ride. From that lesson, I pursued …

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The Gap between Medicine, Leadership and Statecraft: The Unexpected Way this Surgeon’s War College Experience Helped Close that Wound

By  Cmdr. David Gwinn, MC, Chief of Department of Orthopaedics and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Associate Professor Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences  I departed for War College anticipating broad and deep exposure to the U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy process. I hoped to learn the intricacies of the national security …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Aaron Abreu

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Aaron Abreu I’m Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (Fleet Marine Force Specialist) Aaron Christian Abreu. I’m a Basic Medical Technician and Corpsman Program instructor at Navy Medicine Training Support Center aboard Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. I was originally born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. At the age 10, my family moved to the Philippines …

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