Tag Archives: Continuing Promise

What is More Frightening than a Great White Shark?

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Luke Peet, preventive medicine technician, Directorate for Public Health, USNS COMFORT (TAH-20) Over the years there have been numerous films and documentaries on the great white shark.  This feeding frenzy of fear roughly began in the 1970’s, when Peter Benchley’s book “Jaws” was brought to life on the silver screen. Those frightful images and depictions of the …

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Navy Medicine’s Engagement in Global Health

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The end of the Spanish American War (1898) marked the emergence of the United States as a global military power and the beginning of the Navy’s long history in global health engagement. At the start of the twentieth century, the Navy expanded into American Samoa (1900), Cuba (1903), Guam (1898), …

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