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Bureau of Medicine and Surgery,

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Scope and Content Note

The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery gathered this collection from various sources. The records were transferred in several accessions from 1986-1988. The records include both official documents and logbooks from various naval medical commands and personal papers from Medical Corps personnel. The resulting collection provides an eclectic view of the Medical Corps from the early 19th century to modern times. The subgroups are as follows:

I---Register of Applicants for Position of Surgeons Mate, 1824-1834;

II---Medical Records of Naval Medical Review Boards, 1862-1875;

III---Papers of Captain Edward Maurice Blackwell, MC, 1898-1923;

IV---Papers of Captain Frank L. Pleadwell, MC, 1896-1927;

V---Papers of Vice Admiral George W. Calver, MC, ca. 1900-1950;

VI---Scrapbook of Chief Pharmacists Mate D. H. Diamond, 1917;

VII---Papers of Chief Nurse Josephine Beatrice Bowman, 1917-1923;

VIII---Papers of Captain Robert G. Davis, MC 1940-1945;

IX---Records of the Medical Regulating Office, Vietnam, 1967-1970;

X--Records of Danang Station Hospital, 1965-1969;

XI--Records of Hospital Ships, 1965-1970;

XII--Misc. BUMED Records, 1960-1971

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Records of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.


7.5 cubic feet



2 July 2003


Published: Tue Apr 25 13:47:14 EDT 2017