Navy Medicine Features

Reunited

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean P. Lenahan | Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs The term “Navy family” took on a whole new meaning for two Sailors serving less than 320 miles apart. Cmdr. Cindy Murray, a senior nursing officer assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD)’s Military Health Center, was separated at the age of …

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The Journey of a Navy Medicine Resident

By Lt. (Dr.) Mike Parenteau, General Surgery intern, Naval Medical Center San Diego Wanting to have an adventure and see parts of this country often over looked by many travelers, I set off, one turn of the pedal at a time, on a cross country bike ride from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to Naval Medical Center San Diego.  This trip …

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When Johnny Came Home: A Story of Wheelchair Basketball at Naval Hospital Corona

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Naval Hospital Corona, Calif., was a crown jewel of Navy Medicine in the 1940s. A former luxury resort for Hollywood stars, the U.S. Navy purchased it 1941 by order of President Franklin Roosevelt for use as a hospital.  Indoor spas that had once pampered Hollywood’s elite were …

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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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