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Download and read online Navy Medicine in Vietnam in PDF and EPUB The book chronicles the Navy Medical Department’s participation in Vietnam, beginning with the Navy’s rescue of the French survivors of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and ending with the Navy’s rescue of Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam in 1975. When American involvement reached its peak in 1968, the 750-bed Naval Support Activity Hospital Danang (NSAH) was in full operation, and two hospital ships—the USS Repose and the USS Sanctuary—cruised offshore. Whether the situation called for saving the lives of injured sailors aboard a burning aircraft carrier or treating a critically wounded Marine for shock in the rubble-strewn streets of Hue, Navy medical personnel were in Vietnam from the beginning of American involvement to the very end, saving thousands of lives. This book tells the story of the Navy Medical Department’s involvement through stark and gripping first-person accounts by patients and the Navy physicians, dentists, nurses, and hospital corpsmen who treated them. More than 50 historic photos document their work.
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Download and read online Navy Medicine in Vietnam in PDF and EPUB Navy Medicine in Vietnam begins and ends with a humanitarian operation—the first, in 1954, after the French were defeated, when refugees fled to South Vietnam to escape from the communist regime in the North; and the second, in 1975, after the fall of Saigon and the final stage of America's exit that entailed a massive helicopter evacuation of American staff and selected Vietnamese and their families from South Vietnam. In both cases the Navy provided medical support to avert the spread of disease and tend to basic medical needs. Between those dates, 1954 and 1975, Navy medical personnel responded to the buildup and intensifying combat operations by taking a multipronged approach in treating casualties. Helicopter medical evacuations, triaging, and a system of moving casualties from short-term to long-term care meant higher rates of survival and targeted care. Poignant recollections of the medical personnel serving in Vietnam, recorded by author Jan Herman, historian of the Navy Medical Department, are a reminder of the great sacrifices these men and women made for their country and their patients.
Download and read online Battle Station Sick Bay in PDF and EPUB In this compelling oral history, Navy medical personnel from World War II recall their experiences and the role Navy medicine played in the great crusade. Physicians, nurses, and corpsmen report the way it was, matter-of-factly, with pride and pathos, but not without humor. These are the veterans whose skills were tested at Pearl Harbor, Corregidor, Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Normandy, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Readers will appreciate as never before the single-minded purpose to which the men and women of Navy medicine dedicated themselves as they healed the wounded aboard vessels under kamikaze attack, in POW camps, and still other appalling circumstances. Former pharmacist's mate Wheeler Lipes describes the time, mythologized by Hollywood and the press, when he removed a shipmate's appendix while his submarine cruised submerged in enemy waters. Dr. Henry Heimlich reveals how a failed chest surgery performed on a wounded Chinese soldier later inspired the lifesaving maneuver that has made his name a household word throughout the world. Cardiologist Dr. Howard Bruenn remembers Franklin D. Roosevelt's last moments at Warm Springs. Stanley Dabrowski recalls the confusion and terror at Iwo Jima as he, a pharmacist's mate, treated his first sucking chest wound under fire. Dr. Ferdinand Berley tells about hearing, while a POW, the Japanese emperor announce the war's end over the radio.
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Download and read online British Military and Naval Medicine 1600 1830 in PDF and EPUB Standing armies and navies brought with them military medical establishments, shifting the focus of disease management from individuals to groups. Prevention, discipline, and surveillance produced results, and career opportunities for physicians and surgeons. All these developments had an impact on medicine and society, and were in turn influenced by them. The essays within examine these phenomena, exploring the imperial context, nursing and medicine in Britain, naval medicine, as well as the relationship between medicine, the state and society.British Military and Naval Medicine challenges the notion that military medicine was, in all respects, 'a good thing'. The so-called monopoly of military medicine and the authoritarian structures within the military were complex and, at times, successfully contested. Sometimes changes were imposed that cannot be characterised as improvements.British Military and Naval Medicine also points to opportunities for further research in this exciting field of study.
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Download and read online Heroes of the United States Navy Medical Hospital Corps in PDF and EPUB This book is a collection of the names and in most cases, citations for awards of the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Army Distinguished Service Cross, and Silver Stars to Navy Medical/Dental Officers, Hospital Corpsmen and Pharmacist's Mates in all wars in U.S. History. There are 1,547 awards to 1,303 different recipients. With the exception of World War II Silver Stars, nearly all full-text citations are included, and in the case of the missing WWII citations there is a synopsis identifying the recipients unit/date of action. This is the most complete collection of Navy Medicine Valor Award recipients ever published. It also includes 31 awards to 21 different Navy Chaplains.
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Download and read online Navy Medicine Technology Watch Concepts of Operations in PDF and EPUB The present study objectives were to (1) develop an informational tech watch website and/or service for Navy Medicine that tracks commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)/government-off-the-shelf (GOTS) medical technologies, and (2) integrate the Tech Watch service with relevant Navy entities, such as the Fleet Forces Command (FFC) and Naval Warfare Development Command. A concepts of operations (CONOPS) included four components: (1) gathering information based on keyword inputs to an Internet search engine, (2) filtering the information for relevance and duplication, (3) reporting results to relevant users, and (4) extending the service to include new keywords and technologies based on user feedback. A prototype Internet search tool and database were developed. Additional work would develop a Web-based interface, user database, and use of artificial intelligence methods to permit semantic search and filtering capabilities. The combat development process for Navy medical requirements is still under development at FFC; therefore, integration of the NHRC Tech Watch service is pending. The utility of similar efforts, such as the Office of Naval Research Tech Solutions project, a Web-based solution for collecting and responding to nonmedical technology requests, suggests that a similar medical effort such as NHRC's Tech Watch project would add value to the development of military medical technology.
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