Announcing the Society’s McMullen Symposium Papers Selection Board

The Society is pleased to announce the following members have volunteered to serve in selecting the best papers for presentation at the 2019 McMullen Naval History Symposium. They are:

Dale Smith, PhD. (President of the Board). Dr. Smith is Professor of Military Medicine and History at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and Chair of that University’s Military and Emergency Medicine Committee on Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure. He is an award winning writer in medical history. His areas of interest are the history of medical education, the history of infectious diseases, the history of surgery, and the problems of patient evacuation in military operations.

Paul Berman, MD. Dr Berman is a retired Internist and a medical historian, with concentration on 19th century American medicine. He is a member of the American Association for the History of Medicine and the American Osler Society.

Mark F Leep, J.D. Mr Leep, a former Marine Corps captain, has a 25 year career in human subjects research protections and other research enterprise regulatory and operational functions as an attorney for industry drug and device sponsors, clinical research organizations, physician researchers, and academic and community health care institutions, and as an Institutional Review Board member and vice chair, consultant, and human research protections operations leader.

Under Dr Smith’s guidance, the Board will select the best of the papers submitted for presentation at the Society’s panel at the McMullen Naval History Symposium in Annapolis in September. The Board plans to announce its selections no later that 15 April.

©2019 The Society for the History of Navy Medicine

 

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McMullen Symposium Papers Selection Board

It looks like we will have several papers submissions for our panel(s) at the McMullen Naval History Symposium in September. That means we need to stand up a Papers Selection Board to screen the submissions and select the best for presentation.

I’m looking for three volunteers for this purpose. I’d like to have a balance of academics and health professionals on this board. If you are interested, please send me your name and short CV / bio at historyofnavymedicine@gmail.com.

Thanks!

©2019 Thomas L Snyder

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Reminder: Call for Papers Deadline 15 February

This is a reminder that the Society will mount a 3-paper academic panel (or more, if good paper proposals come flowing in) at the Naval Academy McMullen Naval History Symposium, 19 – 20 September 2019. The deadline for paper submissions is 15 February.

Remember also that the Society offers travel grants of up to $850 for graduate / professionals students whose papers are selected for presentation.

Please submit your summary and short bio to me at historyofnavymedicine@gmail.com.

©2019 Thomas L Snyder

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2019 Papers Panel Date Announced

The United States Naval Academy Department of History has generously agreed to host the Society’s papers panel(s) at its 2019 McMullen Naval History Symposium on Thursday and Friday, 19 and 20 September.

Today, the Society is releasing its Call for Papers. 250 word abstracts (in Word(r) format) and brief personal biographical resume should be submitted to the Society Executive Director (historyofnavymedicine@gmail.com) no later than 15 February 2019.

Generous travel grants are available for graduate / professional students whose papers are accepted for presentation.

©2018, 2019 Society for the History of Navy Medicine

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Society Names Members of the Langley Book Prize Selection Board

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine is pleased to announce the members of the selection board tasked with selecting a recently published book concerning the history of maritime medicine, the author(s) of which will receive the Harry D Langley Book Prize in the autumn of 2019. They are:

Robert T Bramson, MD. Doctor Bramson has been Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine (1985-1992) and Harvard School of Medicine (2002-2006). He was book and manuscript reviewer for several radiology journals for more than two decades. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971.

Barry M Gough, PhD. Professor Gough is a military and naval historian. He is University Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University and Adjunct Professor of War Studies and History at the Royal Military College of Canada. The most recent addition to his extensive bibliography is Churchill and Fisher: Titans at the Admiralty, published in 2017.

Andre’ B Sobocinski. Mr Sobocinski is the Historian at the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, a post he has held for 12 years. Educated in history, psychology and information science, he is the author of more than 200 works relating to the history of navy medicine.

©2018 Society for the History of Navy Medicine

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Langley Book Prize Selection Board; Call for Paper(s) for the Society Panel(s) at the 2019 McMullen History Symposium

The Society will award its second-ever Langley Book Prize in the History of Naval / Maritime Medicine at the Naval Academy McMullen History Symposium in the autumn of 2019. I am looking for one person to join two eminent historians on the selection board. This board will review about half a dozen books that meet the criteria for the award, and select the finest of the lot, the author(s) of which will receive the Langley Prize and a generous cash prize. I believe I should be able to procure review copies of these books for you.  If you are interested, please let me know by email at thomaslsnyder@gmail.com.

Two Society members have agreed to give papers at the 2019 McMullen. I am looking for a third paper. I’d prefer that this be from a graduate or professional student, but all comers are encouraged! If I get enough submissions to form a second panel, I will try to do so. Have something you’d like to give at the Naval Academy in 2019? Send me your paper proposal at thomaslsnyder@gmail.com. Remember: the Society will give a grant of up to $850 to help defray travel expenses of graduate / professional students whose papers are accepted for presentation in the Society’s panel(s).

©2018 Thomas L Snyder

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Society Partners with Naval Academy McMullen Naval History Symposium for 2019 Scholarly Papers Panels

The Society is pleased to report that Commander Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong, USN, Assistant Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy, has told us that the McMullen Naval History Symposium will be happy to host our panel(s) at their September 2019 event. The Society has a “history” with McMullen: we mounted two panels at the 2011 Symposium and they were both well received and well attended. It is our desire to work toward a more permanent affiliation with the biennial McMullen going forward.

Commander Armstrong indicates that the Call for Papers will go out in early November with a submission deadline in early-to-mid February 2019. While the Symposium date is not yet established, the Naval Academy’s history department has mounted previous Symposia in mid-to-late September.

The Society will establish a panel of distinguished historians and naval persons to review and select papers for presentation in our panel(s), and will invite / provide panel chair(s) and commentator(s). Graduate and professional students whose papers are selected for our panel(s) will be eligible to receive the Society’s Graduate Student Travel Grant of up to $800 to attend the Symposium.

Stay tuned for more information, and in the meanwhile, start working up your paper proposals!

©2018 Thomas L Snyder

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