Monday, August 12, 2013

US Navy's BUMED's Office of Medical History interruption in service

Due to a flood over the weekend, th4e US Navy's BUMED's Office of Medical History will have an interruption in archival services. 95% of the collection was completely unaffected, but due to wet flooring and drywall, all of it will have to be packed up and placed in storage for at least a month. A set of 19th century hospital plans and maps did get wet, but are being freeze-dried.

For the next four weeks, limited reference services will be available. Telephone service has been interrupted, and voice mail messages should not be left.

Contacts are Archivist Michael Rhode at
or Historian Andre Sobocinski at

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Internet Archive site

We have a new Internet Archive page as part of the Medical Heritage
Library at

You can use the RSS button or this address
toryoffice to get an email whenever we add an item.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New pictures up on Flickr

Click here -
- to see images of 1907 baseball in Puerto Rico, nurses in the
Philippines and a Japanese garden in San Diego. (the newest photographs
are at the bottom)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

V-J day parade

This weekend was the anniversary of V-J Day, commemorating the signing
of Japan's surrender in World War II. Here's nurses parading in a
photograph that was taken at Pearl Harbor 57 years ago.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pearl Harbor nurse's obituary

Margaret 'Peggy' Dye, Pearl Harbor nurse, volunteer
Published: August 25

Dental Corps 100th

The Dental Corps is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and historian Andre Sobocinski is editing a history of the Corps. Here is the 100th photograph we posted to Flickr: 09-7913-003

4th Special Naval Construction Battalion. Dental office. Lieutenant Commander J. Pinker, DC [Dental Corps] works on SK2 [shopkeeper 2nd class] E.T. Dougherty. PHM2 [Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class] N.H. Leger at right. [Dentistry.] [World War 2.]

Monday, August 27, 2012

New photos online at Flickr

We've got 99 images online at Flickr as of this afternoon including a new shot of 1918's influenza epidemic. What will be #100? Here's 98 and 99:


Divco Truck- Conveys food to pavilion wards. [Automobiles.][Scene.] Newport, Rhode Island. 09-5039-007 09-5039-008

U.S. Naval Hospital. Hospital Corps and Ambulance, Armistice Day parade. [Parades.][Scene.] Newport, Rhode Island. 11/11/1950. 09-5039-008