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About thomaslsnyder

Retired surgeon and navy reservist. Researching to write the history of the Navy's first hospital on the U S west coast, at Mare Island, California. Former Surgeon General of the Naval Order of the United States. Founder and Executive Director, the Society for the History of Navy Medicine.

Professor Annette Finley-Croswhite – An Appreciation

Four years ago, Professor Annette Finley-Croswhite assumed the Executive Directorship of this Society after a transition year under the leadership of Jim Dolbow, a former Senate staffer and author. Annette came to the job with administrative experience as head of … Continue reading

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Out with the “Old”, In with the Older

After four years of exemplary service, Executive Director Professor Annette Finley-Croswhite, bowing to professional and family demands, has stepped down. Society founder Tom Snyder has once again taken the mantle of Directorship. Tom says that his early goals are to … Continue reading

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Society Founding Member Honored

We’ve learned that the Naval Historical Foundation has named Society member Professor Harold D Langley one of its 2014 Commodore Dudley W Knox Naval History Lifetime Achievement Awards. We are very proud and happy for Harry on his receiving this … Continue reading

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Professor Finley-Croswhite Takes the Helm

Today, 6 September, Professor Annette Finley-Croswhite, officially assumes directorship of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. Dr. Finley-Croswhite is Professor of History at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where she has held many positions since 1991 including … Continue reading

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Society Announces a New Executive Director

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine is pleased to announce that Professor Annette Finley-Croswhite will be our new Executive Director. Professor Finley-Croswhite provided this short bio: Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D. Annette Finley is an award-winning Professor of History at Old Dominion … Continue reading

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Society Executive Director Departs

Jim Dolbow, the Society’s volunteer Executive Director since April 2013, in an email entitled “Going Ashore”, announced his resignation yesterday (27 June), due to the time demands of his day job as a Congressional staffer. Members of the Board of … Continue reading

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“Captain, U S Navy, Departing”

With a shrill call of the bos’n’s pipe, a Naval officer is “piped over the side” – and departs. Thus, it’s “Captain, U S Navy, departing” the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. I leave the Society in good hands. I … Continue reading

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