I started this blog when I was the Executive Director (Founding) of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. I intended it to be the public voice of the history of maritime medicine. As such, I posted a weekly article of 400 – 600 words, usually on some historical topic, though sometimes I offered my commentary on the state of history in our times. You can peruse these efforts in the archives of this site.
When Jim Dolbow took the Directorship, he created a Blogsite for the Society, and migrated my material to that site. Appropriately, the Society blog has become more of a news transmission device, keeping members and friends up to date on Society activities and programs. I believe that our new Executive Director, Professor Annette Finley-Croswhite will expand this communicatory role for the blog.
Given that the Society has its own place on the internet, and given my “emeritus” Director status, I think it’s time to take this blog “private”. Here, I will offer occasional historical pieces and thoughts on our little corner of the historical world.
Updated 4 August 2014