Society for the History of Navy Medicine Announces Papers for Fourth Annual Meeting and Papers Session

This blog’s sponsor, The Society for the History of Navy Medicine, is pleased to announce the papers accepted for delivery at its 3 November 2010 meeting in Phoenix.

Steven Oreck, MD: “The Development of Navy-Marine Corps Medical Doctrine for Amphibious Warfare”. Steve is a retired Navy Captain and retired Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Wisconsin, and is a graduate student in history there. This paper comes from his graduate thesis work.

Daniel Grabo, MD: “Samuel D Gross: from Operating Room to Battlefield Surgeon”. Gross served in the US Civil War. Dr Grabo is ship’s surgeon in USS Enterprise (CVN 65); this June, he will begin a fellowship in Trauma / Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a special certification in General Surgery.

Ludwig M Deppisch, MD: “The Medical Care of First Ladies Ida McKinley, Ellen Wilson and Grace Coolidge”. Dr Deppisch is author of the acclaimed book “The White House Physician: a History from Washington to George W Bush”, which has been highlighted on this blog. A pathologist, Lud lives in Tucson.

The Society’s Invited Master and Commentator for this meeting is Jan Herman. Jan is the Historian of the Navy Medical Department and is widely published on Naval medical historical topics.

You can find updated meeting details–including registration and housing information–on the Society website.


About thomaslsnyder

Retired urological surgeon and navy reservist. Writing the history of the Navy's first hospital on the U S west coast, at Mare Island, California. Founder and Executive Director, the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. Founder and Coordinator of the Albany Base Hospital No. 33 Society, a military affinity group at Albany Medical College, my alma mater. Past Commander of the San Francisco Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States and founder and past Commander of the Naval Order's "virtual" Continental Commandery. Naval Order Ship's Store manager and Assistant Treasurer General. Member of the Solano County (California) Historical Records Commission.
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