Society Announces 2021 McMullen Symposium Panel

The Society is pleased to announce that it will mount a 3-paper panel at the 2021 McMullen Naval History Symposium, to be held 23 – 24 September. Symposium organizers await the Naval Academy Superintendent’s decision as to whether the Symposium will be virtual, or held in-person, in Annapolis, Maryland.

The papers and their authors are:

The Historical Toll of Scurvy and the Impediments to Implementation of a Cure in Affecting British Royal Naval Operations Through the Nineteenth Century, by
Gerald Stulc, MD, FACS, FICS, MFA, Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, Retired

Early Innovations in Maritime Telemedical Services: The Seamen’s Church Institute of New York’s KDKF Radio Medico Station, by Johnathan Thayer, PhD, MLS, and Stefan Dreisbach-Williams

Slave Ship Surgeons – An Unrecognized Factor in the Abolition of Slavery, by Irving Rosen, MD, FRCS(C)

Symposium details to follow as they emerge.

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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