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About thomaslsnyder

Retired urological 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. Founder and Executive Director, the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. Immediate Past Commander of the San Francisco Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States and founder and immediate past Commander of the Naval Order's "virtual" Continental Commandery. Naval Order Ship's Store manager. Member of the Solano County (California) Historical Records Commission

Langley Book Prize Selection Board; Call for Paper(s) for the Society Panel(s) at the 2019 McMullen History Symposium

The Society will award its second-ever Langley Book Prize in the History of Naval / Maritime Medicine at the Naval Academy McMullen History Symposium in the autumn of 2019. I am looking for one person to join two eminent historians … Continue reading

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Society Partners with Naval Academy McMullen Naval History Symposium for 2019 Scholarly Papers Panels

The Society is pleased to report that Commander Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong, USN, Assistant Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy, has told us that the McMullen Naval History Symposium will be happy to host our panel(s) at their September … Continue reading

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Harold D Langley Book Prize – Final Call for 2018-2019 Award

Members and friends of the Society are reminded to submit their nominations for the Langley Book Prize no later than 10 August. The prize provides for a financial award of $500 and a Certificate of Award. Books eligible are those … Continue reading

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Harold D Langley Book Prize

Two years ago the Society launched the Harold D Langley Book Prize for the History of Maritime Medicine. It is now time to consider works for our second award, to be announced in 2019. To this end, members and friends … Continue reading

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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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