Happy Holidays

It’s December 25th and around my house, Christmas is winding down.  We’ve spent the evening with my 88-year old father, a World War II Navy veteran, looking at pictures from past times.  So I’ve pulled out some other photographs of Christmases long ago.  Our Society member, Tom Snyder, posted a piece in 2010 about Christmas at the Mare Island Hospital.  In Tom’s honor and to remind us of his great blogs, I’m taking this opportunity to repost his piece from 2010.  It shows Mare Island during the 1918 Influenza epidemic, but all decked out for Christmas as well.

Let me take this time to wish you the very best of holidays.  Stay tuned for an eventful year with the Society for the History of Navy Medicine.  Our conference is coming up soon in May in Portland.

Have a wonderful end of 2015 and look for more good things to come on our Society website.

Here’s Tom’s post: Paste to your browser

https://ofshipssurgeons.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/christmas-in-california-1918/

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Best Wishes,

Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Society for the History of Navy Medicine

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About afinley41

I'm an author and college professor who works on French terrorists in the 1930s and 1940s. I'm writing a new book right now with Gayle K. Brunelle called "Vengeance: Vichy and the Assassination of Marx Dormoy." I'm also focused on the French Holocaust. In March of 2013 I'll take students on a study abroad called Paris/Auschwitz.
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