Navy Medicine Features

NAVY MEDICINE IN FOCUS

 

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A brief history of the U.S. Navy Independent Duty Corpsman

By Matt Lyman, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Modern U.S. Navy corpsmen have been around for the last 116 years and have served with and supported every rate in any climate, around the world. That commitment to service and support was exemplified in 1944 when the Navy determined there was a need to have medical personnel …

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Putting it in Perspective

By Cmdr. Arlene Saitzyk, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute My journey to become a Navy Psychologist began at Michigan State University where I specialized in Child and Family Clinical Psychology. My research focused on empowering young girls to maintain their sense of self, vitality, and “voice” during the sometimes rocky transition to adolescence. Interestingly however, my first job post-licensure was working with …

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I ‘m proud to be an Independent Duty Corpsman

By Chief Hospital Corpsman  (EXW) Travis Harmon, Navy Medicine Education & Training Command I say “We”, however, this is my own perspective of what an IDC is. IDCs are a small community of highly skilled medical practitioners trained to operate in the most arduous environments. On any given day we are solely responsible for the health and well being of …

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Navy Medicine’s War on King Tobacco, Part III

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian At the end of the 1970s, Secretary of Health Education, and Welfare Joseph Califano, Jr. famously called tobacco “Public Enemy No. 1.”(1) Following Califano’s lead, the Navy Medical Department took the fight against King Tobacco to its hospitals at decade’s end. Surgeon General Vice Adm. Willard Arentzen, called all healthcare professionals who smoked “derelict” …

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