About Us

In 2006, conversations between a historian at the U S Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (Andre’ Sobocinski) and the Society’s founding Executive Director (Captain Tom Snyder) determined that people who are interested in research, study and publication in this obscure corner of the historical domain needed a “home”, a place of Community, Camaraderie and Collaboration.

And so at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine in Halifax, Nova Scotia in May 2006, five stalwarts met over a 0700 breakfast to launch the Society. Since then, we have grown to more than 170 members from around the world.

Our Mission is to support research, scholarship and publication in the history of all aspects of the history of naval or maritime medicine and to promote knowledge of this history to the general public. Our members are medical practitioners, both military and civilian, active and retired; academics and graduate students; independent scholars; and people interested in supporting the Society and its Mission. See the Membership page.

While Society membership is free, we encourage our members to send us an annual tax-deductible dues-donation. See the Foundation page. Donations fund such projects as our Graduate Student Travel Grant Program, the Research Grant and our Society Book Prize. 

The Society sponsors a facebook page.

©2013 – 2017 The Society for the History of Navy Medicine (Updated 2017Jan31)

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