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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.

Naval Academy Announces a “Hybrid” McMullen Naval History Symposium for 2021

The Naval Academy History Department’s biennial McMullen Naval History Symposium is reputedly the largest and most influential event of its kind in the US, if not in the world. This year, confronted by the vagaries and realities of the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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CfP: The Society for the History of Navy Medicine / McMullen Naval History Symposium, 23-24 September 2021

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2021 McMullen Naval History Symposium on any topics related to maritime medicine. Proposals should include a one page vita and an abstract of … Continue reading

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Pioneer, Society Supporter, Harold D Langley – Vixit

We are sad to note that historian Harold D Langley, an early instigator of the notion of a society to support scholarly work in the history of maritime medicine and a mentor, Board member, and the namesake of our Harold … Continue reading

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The Society at the McMullen – A Report

The 2019 McMullen Naval History Symposium, sponsored by the Department of History at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, is now done, and the Society had a very successful presence there.   First, on Friday morning, we mounted our … Continue reading

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Society Announces the 2019 Harry D Langley Book Prize Winner

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine takes great pleasure in announcing that the 2019 Harold D Langley Book Prize for Excellence in the History of Maritime Medicine will be awarded to Thomas Helling, MD for his book, Desperate … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Reflection

As you enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, please take time to remember someone you know who gave his or her life in service to our country.    Search as I might, I couldn’t find any data on medical personnel who’ve … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A Letter to Our Members and Friends: Society News

I sent the letter below to Society members today: Dear Members and Friends of the Society,   Some time ago, I told you I would send out the current Treasurer’s Report so that you can see how efficiently your Society is run, … Continue reading

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Announcing the Society’s McMullen Symposium Papers Selection Board

The Society is pleased to announce the following members have volunteered to serve in selecting the best papers for presentation at the 2019 McMullen Naval History Symposium. They are: Dale Smith, PhD. (President of the Board). Dr. Smith is Professor of … Continue reading

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