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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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“I am ready to be relieved”

“I am ready to be relieved” – thus a Navy Officer of the Deck transfers authority, after his successor has intoned “I relieve you, sir.” Six years ago, I launched the Society for the History of Navy Medicine at the … Continue reading

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New Society Executive Director Named; More on History of Navy Medicine

Last April, the Society Executive Director (and your blogger-in-chief) announced that he would step down from these posts as of his 70th birthday, on 25 April 2013. In subsequent months, a few interested individuals held their collective breaths as we … Continue reading

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News from the Society / Foundation for the History of Navy Medicine

I’m very pleased to announce that Captain Lee R Mandel, MC, USN, has agreed to join the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the History of Navy Medicine. He takes the seat previously held by RADM Doug Moore, SC, … Continue reading

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Commentators / Masters for Society Panels at the Upcoming McMullen Naval History Symposium

by Thomas L Snyder A couple of weeks ago, I announced with great pleasure that the Society will have two panels on maritime medicine at the Naval Academy History Symposium in September. Of particular pleasure for us is that graduate … Continue reading

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