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Summer 2012 edition of “The Grog”

André B. Sobocinski, historian and publications manager, Office of Medical History, BUMED It is with great pleasure that we present to you the summer 2012 edition of THE GROG. In our attempt to meet our standards of variety, we offer you original articles on: Navy Medicine in the War of 1812, A Look Medicine and Hygiene in the Royal Navy, …

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Surgeon General’s Dental Corps birthday message

 By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General On behalf of a grateful nation, I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Dental Corps as they celebrate 100 years of sacrifice, service, honor and commitment.  Our dentists have served in times of peace and war to ensure dental readiness and optimize dental health for …

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Where Are They Now: Lt. Dwight Hampton

Editors Note: The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s Diversity Office is highlighting junior and senior enlisted officers with various backgrounds that have greatly contributed to Navy Medicine as well as achieved personal successes. These officers wanted to share their stories in hopes to pass along inspiration to the next generation of Navy Medicine officers. By Jasmine Smith, Diversity Intern Lt. …

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Shedding Light on Children’s Eye Health and Safety

By Lt. Niko O. Vahamaki, O.D., Naval Hospital Beaufort   During my usual comprehensive eye exams here at Naval Hospital Beaufort, I am often asked by patients when children should have their eyes checked.  While there is no set standard, a good rule of thumb I advocate is a minimum of two times before starting elementary school.   Ideally, children should …

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Pacific Partnership: “Casting” an international impact

From Pacific Partnership Public Affairs Cambodian students gained valuable medical knowledge aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in casting techniques Aug. 4, during Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12). Forty-one students from International University and the University of Health Sciences joined PP12 medical professionals in the subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) aboard USNS Mercy to learn and …

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