Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A couple of photos from our collection

09-8164-47 Iron lung patient, Robert Vande Zande, AK3, formerly stationed with Fasron 117 at Barbers Point is being briefed by Doctor Isham (Captain, Medical Corps) U.S. Army of Tripler Army Hospital and Ensign Virginia Pluke (Nurse Corps) U.S. Navy of the 1453 Medical Air Evacuation Squadron prior to take off for the Great Lakes Naval Hospital. Standing by in the background are other flight crewmembers and technicians. Left to right: Lieutenant Gartley Grant, Dr. Isham, Captain Fox, 1st pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Aaron, Plane Commander and Commanding Officer of the 47th ATS [Air Transport Service?], Mr. Edward N. Hanson, Electrical Technician, S/Sgt [Staff Sergeant?] Eugene Sazama, Flight Engineer, S/Sgts Allen Wonderly and Charles Boyette, Medical Technicians, Major Ferguson, Commanding Officer, 1453 MAES and Ensign Pluke, Flight Nurse. [Portraits.] [Transport of sick and wounded.] [Women.] [Nurses. Nursing.] [Scene.] Flight Nurses Post WWII [World War 2] Activities and Operations. 1952; 09-8164-47 12-0088-001 Navy Tissue Bank, U.S. Naval Medical School, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. March 1958. Tissue excision under sterile conditions as conducted at the U.S. Navy's Tissue Bank. 12-0088-001

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2 Navy Medicine-related publications are 'notable'

The Government Printing Office has put up a blog post at noting that the Library Journal has listed its 2011-2012 Notable Government Documents at

Included is the History Office's 6-film set Navy Medicine at War, written and produced by now-retired historian Jan Herman. You can see the last in the series - Final Victory - here.

Another book on the list is Legacy of Excellent: The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology 1862-2011. It which was a tri-service agency from 1949-2011, and thus run by the Navy at times. CAPTs Robert Karnei and Glenn Wagner ran it when I worked there, and it had also been commanded by World War Two POW CAPT William Silliphant in the 1950s and CAPT Bruce Smith during the Vietnam War. You can read the book here.

A Hilltop in Foggy Bottom film on YouTube

Jan Herman's last official movie, A Hilltop in Foggy Bottom, covers the
history of the BUMED campus on 23rd street, with topics ranging over
oceanography, the discovery of the moons of Mars, Abraham Lincoln and
the Civil War and astronomy.

See it at