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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Archivist and curator jobs open at NMHM

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/432006800/
Job Title:  
ARCHIVIST

Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Health Agency
Job Announcement Number:  NW61420-12-1647011K3344639D

SALARY RANGE:
$77,490.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 to Tuesday, March 15, 2016
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-1420-12
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
12
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD View Map

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/431610700/
Job Title:  STAFF CURATOR (COLLECTIONS)
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Health Agency
Hiring Organization:  DEFENSE HEALTH AGENCY
Job Announcement Number:  NW61015-14-1644127K3339517D

SALARY RANGE:
$108,887.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, March 4, 2016 to Friday, March 11, 2016
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-1015-14
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
14
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
Yes

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Grog, A Journal of Navy Medical History and Culture--Issue 44


It is with great pleasure that we offer you the latest ration of The Grog, A Journal of Navy Medical History and Culture. In this edition we look back at the Navy's fight against tuberculosis in the decades before antibiotics. Partly inspired by the work of a tubercular physician in the Adirondacks and a new method of treatment he popularized, in 1906 the Navy established a
special hospital in a landlocked state that served only tubercular Sailors and Marines.  In our cover story we revisit this vanguard institution and look at the innovative methods for treating the so-called "incurables." We follow this story with an eclectic line-up of articles including our latest installment of our "year in review" series, as well as  first-hand accounts of independent hospital corps duty in the South Pole and the curious, but true tale of how a Navy physician used a sigmoidoscope to save (USS) America.

As always, we hope you enjoy this tour of the high seas of Navy Medicine's past!

The Grog is accessible through the link below.  PDF versions are available upon request. Those currently on the PDF Mailing list will receive a separate e-mail.

http://issuu.com/thegrogration/docs/the_grog__issue_44


Very Respectfully,


André B. Sobocinski
Historian
Communications Directorate (M09B7)
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)
Tel:  (703) 681-2473
Email: andre.b.sobocinski.civ@mail.mil

Got Navy Medical History?
http://www.med.navy.mil/bumed/nmhistory/



Friday, February 19, 2016

New Orleans' Pharmacy Museum profiled

Opium-soaked tampons, voodoo elixirs and leeches: welcome to New Orleans' Pharmacy Museum

Located in the townhouse of the US's first licensed pharmacist, this lively, macabre, cringe-inducing museum provides a refreshing re-contextualization of its many artifacts and an unflinching encounter with our mortality


Friday 16 January 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jan/16/new-orleans-pharmacy-museum-opium-soaked-tampons-voodoo-elixirs

Coyle collection uploaded to Medical Heritage Library

The collection consists of a mug, photographs, and papers from Zelma "Suzie" Coyle, who served as a nurse on the USS Haven (AH-12) hospital ship during the Korean War.

Scanned and online here are instructions to medical officers upon joining the Haven, her letters home to her mother and her photographs.

72 items are available at this link - https://archive.org/details/SCN0024

Unfortunately the link was autogenerated, so doesn't make much sense in as a human term.

Only part of the collection was digitized and uploaded. Coyle's service record and her annotated copy of the Haven's cruise book have not been scanned. The originals of her letters remain with her family and BUMED was provided with digital copies.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

NMHM archivist Boyle featured on NLM blog

In the Belly of the Beast: A History of Alternative Medicine at the NIH

by Circulating Now

Dr. Eric Boyle spoke today at the National Library of Medicine on "In the Belly of the Beast: A History of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health." Dr. Boyle is Chief Archivist at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. Circulating Now interviewed him about his work.

http://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2016/02/18/in-the-belly-of-the-beast-a-history-of-alternative-medicine-at-nih/