Langley Book Prize Selection Board; Call for Paper(s) for the Society Panel(s) at the 2019 McMullen History Symposium

The Society will award its second-ever Langley Book Prize in the History of Naval / Maritime Medicine at the Naval Academy McMullen History Symposium in the autumn of 2019. I am looking for one person to join two eminent historians on the selection board. This board will review about half a dozen books that meet the criteria for the award, and select the finest of the lot, the author(s) of which will receive the Langley Prize and a generous cash prize. I believe I should be able to procure review copies of these books for you.  If you are interested, please let me know by email at

Two Society members have agreed to give papers at the 2019 McMullen. I am looking for a third paper. I’d prefer that this be from a graduate or professional student, but all comers are encouraged! If I get enough submissions to form a second panel, I will try to do so. Have something you’d like to give at the Naval Academy in 2019? Send me your paper proposal at Remember: the Society will give a grant of up to $850 to help defray travel expenses of graduate / professional students whose papers are accepted for presentation in the Society’s panel(s).

©2018 Thomas L Snyder


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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