Accession Number:

ADA588057

Title:

The GROG: A Journal of Navy Medical History and Culture. Issue 38, 2013

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL FALLS CHURCH VA OFFICE OF MEDICAL HISTORY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

In this final issue of 2013, we play the numbers game, remember the Cuban Missile Crisis, examine the history of Navy automobile ambulances, and look at the career of a U.S. Navy Surgeon-turned Tunisian Charg s dAffaires. Since 1901, 22 Navy Hospital Corpsmen have been bestowed with the Medal of Honor, the highest military combat award in the United States. This select group of individuals have served as namesakes of hospitals and ships, inspired artwork, and one has even been immortalized as a G.I. Joe action figure. In Corpsmen of Honor, we take a statistical look back at these heroes and offer our readers a jackpot of Corpsman-themed historical trivia. In Remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis Nurses of Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay Remember, author Stacey Byington presents the story of one of Americas most trying times through the eyes of Navy nurses stationed at Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on October 22, 1962. These historical first-hand accounts have never been published until now. We follow this story with the first installment of our history of Navy automobile ambulances. Navy Medicine s entry into the automotive age was anything but a hasty plunge. Nine years after the first automobile ambulance appeared in the United States, Naval Hospital Washington, D.C., purchased the first motorized emergency vehicle in the Navy at a cost of 2,895. Until the second decade of the twentieth century, the automobile ambulance remained a novelty and the horse-drawn ambulance was the emergency vehicle of choice for most Navy hospitals. As always, we hope you enjoy this journey on the high seas of Navy Medicines past

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE