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Navy Doctor Becomes First Physician in Space

It’s a lot of fun to do something first. But I must say that space flight is so impressive an experience, that it’s worth doing whether you are the first or not. ~Capt. Joseph Kerwin, MC, USN By AndrĂ© B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian Since the first American manned-space flight in …

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Navy Nurses #OperatingForward 108 Years Later

  By AndrĂ© B. Sobocinski, Navy Medicine Office of the Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery May 13th marks the 108th anniversary of the Navy Nurse Corps. On May 13, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Naval Appropriations Bill authorizing the establishment of the Nurse Corps as a …

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