Readiness

The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 3

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, BUMED “Dryness, coolness, fresh air, sunshine, cleanliness of body, clothes and bedding, good food, pure water, temperance, refreshing sleep, occupation exercise, cheerfulness, and contentment of mind…” ~A Recipe for Good Health by Medical Inspector Albert Gihon, USN, 1871 For much of the nineteenth century the United States was losing a war to an overlooked threat. …

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The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 2

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, BUMED When you … arrive at Thompson’s Island you will investigate with utmost care the origins, progress and present state of the sickness which prevails on the island and in the Squadron.” ~Secretary of the Navy Samuel Southard to Commodore John Rodgers, October 1823 W hen the United States acquired the Spanish colony of Florida …

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The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 1

By Andre B. Sobocinski, historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Over the course of the U.S. Navy’s history the mosquito has been a constant threat whose enduring swath of destruction far extends that of the Barbary Pirates, the Imperial Japanese fleet or even German U-boats. From the Navy’s first conflict – in the so-called Quasi-War with France (1797-1801) – our small …

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Meet the Navy’s Enlisted to Medical Degree Program Inaugural Class

Editor’s Note: 2016 is the first year the Navy will participate in the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. EMDP2 is a two-year program that provides an opportunity for academically-promising enlisted service members to complete preparatory coursework that will make them competitive medical school applicants. The …

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“Innovation Through Collaboration”

By Linda Albrition, Lead Continuous ProcessImprovement Analyst, Navy Medicine West The traditional view of “healthcare innovation” often focuses on financial returns like new medical devices or latest drug therapies. Navy Medicine is shifting this focus to value-based gains that measure not only the safety and quality of patient care, but the convenience and experience of that care.  By leveraging Continuous …

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