- For Panel 1–“From Guantanamo to Puerto Rico to Project X231: Medical Ethics, Biomedical Experimentation and Archeology” The papers are “Welcome to Isolation! Understanding the first permanent quarantine station in 19th century Puerto Rico” by Paola A Schiappacasse, a PhD candidate at Syracuse University; “Germ Warfare: Project X-231 and the Technological Challenge of Airborne Disease Control”, by Gerard J Fitzgerald, PhD, a visiting lecturer/scholar at the University of Virginia; and “Miliary Ethics and Military Duty: The Role of Navy Physicians in the Force-Feeding of Guantanamo Bay Detainees”, by Raed Moustafa, a first year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine; Moustafa holds an MA and an MPH.
- For Panel 2–“Health of Sailors” The papers are “‘The most virulent case of Fever I have ever heard of’: The Royal Navy, the Caribbean, and Yellow Fever, 1860-63”, by John Beeler, PhD, a professor of history at the University of Alabama; “Health of British Sailors stationed in the Caribbean during the American Revolution 1776-1783”, by Cori Convertito-Farrar, a graduate student at the University of Exeter in the UK; and “Suicide of an Admiral: Its Impact on British Naval Operations in the West Pacific, 1854”, by Andrew Rath, a graduate student at McGill University, Montreal.
It is pleasing and exciting to note that four of the six paper proposals accepted are written by students (3 are graduate students, one is a medical student). The Society is proud to offer financial support to any of the students whose papers are accepted for the Symposium.