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Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Grog Ration

The July/August issue of The Grog Ration is out. A bimonthly periodical, it's of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about the history of medicine at sea. And it's free.

Issues contain original articles and historic photos on a breadth of topics, and the current issue is no exception: "In the eye of the storm : the story of a Navy dentist and the racial unrest in the fleet during the Vietname War Era" by John Sherwood, "A Navy physician-poet in context," profiling Captain Frederick Foote, excerpts from "Thulia : a tale of the antarctic" from 1843, as well as shorter articles, the Navy medical history quiz, and the Navy Medical History Crossword Puzzle no.1--if you turn in your answers by Aug. 5, 2008, you're eligible to receive a special prize! How many maritime periodicals offer that?

Issues are distributed as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files via email; to subscribe, or inquire about submission guidelines, email Andre.Sobocinski (at) med.navy.mil

5 comments:

Buck said...

Email sent. Thanks for the link! The government is full of cool surprises like this, and without people like you, people like me would never know!

Heather said...

Thanks for the kind words! But where would people like me be without people like you to say nice things to inspire us! (And to send along things about which to write!)

Johnfmh said...

"In the eye of the storm : the story of a Navy dentist and the racial unrest in the fleet during the Vietname War Era" by John Sherwood is an excerpt from the book _Black Sailor, White Navy: Racial Unrest in the Fleet during the Vietnam War Era_ by John Sherwood. Anyone interested in race relations in the Navy might want to check out this book.

John Sherwood
Naval Historical Center

Heather said...

Thanks so much for letting us know, John! Here is a link to Black sailor, white Navy on the WorldCat catalog for those interested in finding it in a library or purchasing it (scroll down and look to the right for purchasing links).

Heather said...

Looking through the latest issue of The Northern Mariner = Le Marin Du Nord (v. 17, no. 4, Oct. 2007), I noticed a review of Black Sailor, White Navy--p. 89-90.