Welcome to the new blog site for the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. Follow the tabs to explore the Society and what it’s all about. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment, a suggestion or constructive criticism. Most important: come back frequently to get the latest. On this page, I’ll steer you to the latest changes or news.


Tom Snyder, MD
Captain, Medical Corps, U S Navy, Retired
Executive Director,
The Society for the History of Navy Medicine

 15 February 2013: Society is pleased to announce that Jim Dolbow will be our new Executive Director as of 25 April 2013.

12 December 2012: Since its founding Executive Director Tom Snyder announced his intention to step down after 6 years’ service, the Society’s future is in doubt. Read about it here.

09 December 2012: Fall 2012 Edition of  The Grog, from the Office of the Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery posted here.

02 July 2012: 2012 Society Research Grant awarded to Yale Graduate Student Justin Barr

17 January 2012:  Society announces new historical research grant, here.

17 December 2011: A new detail about our AAHM Luncheon Panel: the date is Friday 27 April. Venue and time details to follow.

14 December 2011: Society to Mount Luncheon Panel at 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine – on the Society and Foundation News Page.

19 November 2011: Foundation Names New Board Member – on the Foundation Page; BuMed Office of Medical History releases the autumn issue of The Grog – on The Grog Page.

©2011, 2012 The Society for the History of Navy Medicine


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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