Happy New Year,
The Society for the History of Navy Medicine wishes you a most wonderful and happy New Year! We have had an eventful 2016. This year our conference was held one again with the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH). It occurred in Portland, Maine along with the Naval Historical Foundation and the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association. We had a marvelous time and gave out our first Harold D. Langley Book Prize for Katherine Foxhall’s Health, Medicine and the Sea: Australian voyages c. 1815-1860 published by Manchester University Press in 2012. Natalie Shibley from the University of Pennsylvania also won our graduate student travel award to participate in the conference. Our Foundation for the History of Navy Medicine also met during the summer, and we were joined by two new board members, Dr. Kenneth J. Hagan, Professor of History and Strategy at institutions including the US Naval Academy, Naval Postgraduate School, and the Naval War College and Captain Joel Labow, from the Medical Corps, US Navy, retired. Dr. Hagan and Captain Labow join me, Rear Admiral Frederic Sanford, Captain Thomas Snyder, Dr. Harold Langley and Captain Lee Mandel on the Foundation board. Presently we are planning a joint conference for Spring 2018 with the Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage focused on Medicine and World War I. It will be held in San Antonio, Texas, and you’ll hear much more about this conference beginning this spring.
We look forward to an active and happy 2017. Please consider a tax deductible year end contribution, if possible to fund graduate student travel and research grants. And finally, send us your news. We like hearing from our members: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy New Year,
Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D., Executive Director