Announcing the Papers Accepted for Presentation at the Society’s McMullen Symposium Panel

The Society is proud to announce these papers have been selected for our panel on the history of maritime medicine at the Naval Academy McMullen Naval History Symposium at Annapolis, 19 – 20 September 2019.

The name of the Session is The Health of Sailors.


“Those Wretched souls…” – The Health and Morale of European and American Seamen in Nineteenth Century British India, by Manikarnika Dutta, PhD Candidate, Welcome Unit in the History of Medicine, University of Oxford

Climate, disease and colonialism: the Massaua port in the Italian studies of tropical medicine (end of XIX Century – mid-XX Century, by Costanza Bonelli, PhD Candidate, University of Rome La Sapienza

Pride and Prejudice: Reforms, and the Rise in Status of British Naval Surgeons During the French Republican and Napoleonic Wars (1793 – 1815), by Gerald Stulc, MD, FACS (ret), CAPT, MC, USNR (RET)

Dynamics of Early 20th Century Measles Outbreaks at the U.S. Naval Academy, by Andrew Bobb, PhD, LCDR, MSC, USN; Mitchell Winkie, MIDN 1/c, USNA; Virginia F Smith, PhD, Department of Chemistry, USNA

Congratulations to the scholars!

The President of our panel will be RADM Frederick Sanford, MC, USN (RET).

Our Commentator will be Annette Finley-Croswhite, PhD, University Professor and Professor of History, Old Dominion University.

Sincere thanks to our Papers Selection Board: Dale C Smith, PhD, Professor of Military Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, President; Paul Berman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), University of Massachusetts School of Medicine; Mark F Leep, MA, JD, MBA, Office of Research, Boncours Health Systems, Virginia.

©2019 The Society for the History of Navy Medicine


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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