Never-too-late Wednesday

Dear Society Members,

Yesterday was “Giving Tuesday.”  Perhaps some of you missed the message or didn’t get around to making a charitable and tax deducible contribution.  Thus today is “Never-too-late” Wednesday.

If you have the time and inclination, please consider making a year end, tax deductible contribution to the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. All monies go to support the Society, our graduate student travel and research grants, and our book prize.  Any support you can offer is greatly appreciated.

Just go to the Society main page: http://historyofnavymedicine.org and click on Contribute—from there find Donate.

It also is time to renew membership dues which are only $30 for one year.  A Lifetime membership costs $400.  On our website you’ll find a membership button.

Thank you for your support and see you in San Antonio at our conference in March 2018. (It’s not too late to submit a proposal.  You have until December 1).

With sincere thanks,

Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D.

Executive Director of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine

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Giving Tuesday

There was Black Friday and Cyber Monday, let’s not forget “Giving Tuesday!”  How many of us “spent” over the last few days?  Today is the day to think about giving back.  At the Society for the History of Navy Medicine, we use donations to help fund conferences, book prizes, and student awards.  We hope to fund a travel grant for graduate students to our conference in March in San Antonio.

If you are able to give a little, it’s easy to do.  Go to the Society web page and click on the “Contribute” tab.  There you will find our TAX ID number and a variety of ways to make a contribution to the Society.  We even have a PayPal button.

https://historyofnavymedicine.org/

You might also think about today as a time to renew your membership.

This morning I’ve been making donations to a number of organizations, including the SHNM.  It’s time to count one’s blessings.  If you are able to make a donation, we thank you very, very much.

Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D. Executive Director, Society for the History of Navy Medicine

 

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Conference Proposals; THINK ABOUT IT! San Antonio is lovely in March.

Attention: Deadline extended: Please attend! Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 22-25, 2018.

Please consider proposing a panel or paper for the upcoming conference in San Antonio.

ALTHOUGH THE CONFERENCE IS FOCUSED ON WORLD WAR I, WE WILL ACCEPT VALID PROPOSALS ON ANY SUBJECT TIED TO NAVY/MARITIME MEDICINE.

We want to be present at this important conference in San Antonio, Texas between March 22-25, 2018.

Proposals New Deadline: 1 December 2017

Over 22-25 March 2018, the Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences along with the Society for the History of Navy Medicine will be co-sponsoring a conference on the medical history of WWI.

It will be hosted at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School in San Antonio, Texas.

Presentations on all facets of naval medicine and healthcare related to the war are welcome, to include: historical understandings of navy medicine as practiced by all participants and in all geographic regions; consideration of the repercussions of the war on the practice of navy medicine; navy medicine in various campaigns; effects on the home fronts; postwar navy medical issues; navy mental health issues; the pandemic influenza; and related topics.  A special call is made for papers tied to gender and navy medicine, especially in the context of navy nurses who served in World War I.  We also welcome papers on other aspects of navy/maritime medicine during any period of time.

Presentations should be 30 minutes long, and two-paper panels are welcome.  Shorter papers will be accepted.

A travel grant award for graduate students who wish to present papers at the conference will be offered.  Encourage graduate students to submit papers.  Any facet of naval medicine will be acceptable.

Those interested in presenting in the context of naval medicine please contact the Executive Director of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine, Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite, Professor of History, Old Dominion University, acroswhi@odu.edu

THE NEW DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1, 2017.

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Happy Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving, I often like to post old menus from events held on naval ships or in naval hospitals from times past.  This year I was intrigued to read an article in a local news source explaining just what it takes to feed sailors a Thanksgiving meal in 2017. Apparently, for ships, a head count is determined in September, and the food is ordered 21 days in advance.  All that so turkeys can go into the ovens at 3AM on Thanksgiving Day to ensure that lunch begins at 11AM! And just like at home, sailors even get left-overs later in the day.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/11/21/how-navy-prepares-thanksgiving-500-5-easy-to-read-steps.html

Imagine, this year the Navy is feeding 324,000 men and women around 89,000 pounds of turkey, 17,000 pounds of stuffing with 15,000 pounds of gravy!  That makes, a Happy Navy Thanksgiving!

http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/11/22/feeding-the-fleet-on-thanksgiving-by-the-numbers/

Since the article referenced above concerns Hampton Roads and the USS George H.W Bush, I’m including  a menu from the US Naval Hospital in Hampton Roads, Virginia from 1918.  While turkey and cranberry sauce were/are staples of Thanksgiving then and now, I doubt sailors today will be treated to cigars and cigarettes at the end of their meals as they were in 1918!!!

Surely the US Navy is much healthier today.

https://archive.org/details/NHHamptonRoadsThanksgivingDinner1918

I hope all members, friends and family of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine have a lovely Thanksgiving.  It’s a great holiday shared by people of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds throughout the nation. Thanksgiving gives us all time to be introspective and reflect on life’s blessings.

Let me conclude by saying that the Society for the History of Navy Medicine and the board members of the Foundation for the History of Navy Medicine would like to thank you, our members, for your wonderful support.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D., Executive Director, Society for the History of Navy Medicine

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SHNM Member publishes a new book!

Eduardo Gerding, MD, formerly of the Argentine Navy, reports the release of his new book.  Dr. Gerding is a member of our Society.  He is pictured below at a book signing.  In the first picture on the left, Dr. Gerding is in the middle.

His book, The Nottingham-Malvinas Group: The First Ten Years at the Circulo Militar, was published this week.  Congratulations Dr. Gerding!

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Attention: Deadline extended: Please attend! Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 22-25, 2018.

Please consider proposing a panel or paper for the upcoming conference in San Antonio.

We want to be present at this important conference.

San Antonio, Texas, US

Proposals New Deadline: 1 December 2017

Over 22-25 March 2018, the Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences along with the Society for the History of Navy Medicine will be co-sponsoring a conference on the medical history of WWI.

It will be hosted at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School in San Antonio, Texas.

Presentations on all facets of naval medicine and healthcare related to the war are welcome, to include: historical understandings of navy medicine as practiced by all participants and in all geographic regions; consideration of the repercussions of the war on the practice of navy medicine; navy medicine in various campaigns; effects on the home fronts; postwar navy medical issues; navy mental health issues; the pandemic influenza; and related topics.  A special call is made for papers tied to gender and navy medicine, especially in the context of navy nurses who served in World War I.

Presentations should be 30 minutes long, and two-paper panels are welcome.  Shorter papers will be accepted.

A travel grant award for graduate students who wish to present papers at the conference will be offered.  Encourage graduate students to submit papers.  Any facet of naval medicine will be acceptable.

Those interested in presenting in the context of naval medicine please contact the Executive Director of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine, Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite, Professor of History, Old Dominion University, acroswhi@odu.edu

THE NEW DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1, 2017.

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Avoid careless talk…

As many of you know, I work on Holocaust history.  Today I happened on a World War II propaganda poster in the US Holocaust Memorial Museum collection that I found quite interesting.  I’ve read it was one of the most popular posters of the era and became quite ubiquitous during the war.  It emphasized the importance of being careful about the kinds of information one might give out, that any leak of information could lead to the loss of life.  In the poster, a gold star Navy family is recognized for their loss, beautifully conveyed by the loyal cocker spaniel resting on his master’s naval uniform.  It’s really quite touching.  The link takes you to the collection at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1988.42.9.

Thanks, Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D.

https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn520953

Avoid loss talk 2017-11-16 at 10.10.14 AM

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