Help bring Navy Medicine History into the Digital Age!

The Society for the History Of Navy Medicine is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Naval Institute Press to underwrite the conversion of the following Navy Medicine History books (many out of print) into eBooks:

Battle Station Sick Bay: Navy Medicine in World War II by Jan K. Herman

Navy Medicine Under Sail by Zachary B. Friedenberg

Ruff’s War: A Navy Nurse on the Frontline in Iraq by CDR Cheryl Lynne Ruff, USN (Ret.) and CDR K. Sue Rope, USN (Ret.)

Ship’s Doctor by CAPT Terrence Riley, Medical Corps, USN

Station Hospital Saigon: A Navy Nurse in Vietnam 1963-1964 by LCDR Bobbi Hovis, NC, USN (Ret.)

What a Way to Spend the War: Navy Nurse POWs in the Philippines by Dorothy Still Danner

The good news is that we have the money to convert these books into eBooks to reach a new generations of readers. The BAD news is that it is in your pockets!

Please consider a gift today to our Society in order to convert these fabulous books into eBooks.  All gifts to our Society are 100% tax deductible.  Not a penny will be spent on overhead either!

Once you and I have reached our goal of $3,000, our Society will issue a check to the Naval Institute to begin converting these titles into eBooks.  This is a win win for both our Society and the Naval Institute! Be sure to forward this post to friends of navy medicine history.  Thank you!

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3 Responses to Help bring Navy Medicine History into the Digital Age!

  1. Bill Schmidt says:

    Dear CAPT Synder:

    I’ve been subscribing to your “Of Ships and Surgeons” since you first told me about it. The latest edition caught my eye and I am very interested in this project. I see that you have recently been relieved by Jim Dolbow. I don’t have his e-mail address to contact him directly.

    I am happy to report that the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States will contribute $500.00 to this very worthwhile project to convert the Naval Institute Press Navy Medicine books to e-books. Please share this information with Dr. Dolbrow and let me know where we can send our check. The Naval Institute Press has been outstanding in sending me reviewer’s copies of their new publications for use by the RADM Samuel Eliot Morison Award Committee, as well as proving generous discounts on cases of books when authors speak at our NY Commandery luncheons. This contribution is a way of saying thank you to our Navy medicine community and the Naval Institute Press while preserving and expanding the reach of these great books.

    See – there is some minor benefit to having an old Navy Corpsman (HM2) as a NOUS Commandery commander! 

    I hope to see you at our annual NOUS Congress in Charleston this October!

    Bill Schmidt
    New York Commandery
    Vice Commander General (At Large)
    Naval Order of the United States

    p.s. The check will be in the mail as soon as I know where to send it.

  2. Jennifer Arellano says:

    I am trying to contact Jan K. Herman. I have begun a research project and I am having difficulty finding a contact for him. My father was in the Naval Medical Corps and I ahve some old photos and information that he has shared and I understand that this is an area of expertise for Jan Herman.

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