Dear Society Members,
Last week members of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine presented papers at the “Medicine and War: World War I” conference sponsored by the Army Medical Department Museum Foundation with funding from the Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage and co-sponsored by the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. The conference was held in San Antonio, Texas.
I spoke on “An American in Paris: Nursing and World War I” and presented the film “At Home and Over There: American Women Physicians in World War I,” produced by the American Medical Women’s Association and Raw Science. Our Secretary/Treasurer, Captain Thomas Snyder, Medical Corps, USN, (Ret) presented “The impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Upon U.S. Navy Operations,” and graduate student, Aaron Jackson, presented “Coming Home Again: Military Newspapers and Reintegration in World War I.” Aaron is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Aaron won our Society’s Graduate Student Travel Grant.
The experience in San Antonio was delightful and engaging. We also recruited some new members including Gerald Stulc who presented “Abdominal Surgery in the First World War.” All papers went over well, and we were especially proud of Aaron. Pictures are included below as well as a link to Aaron’s session.
Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D., Executive Director
Pictures include a poster from the Army Medical Department Museum, Annette Finley-Croswhite and Aaron Jackson giving their papers and a “selfie” of Annette and Tom Snyder!
Link to Aaron giving his paper: Aaron’s paper