Articles Categorized: Editorial


On 19 June 2018, the Australian Senate referred “The use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force” to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 17 September 2018. Submissions closed on 31 July 2018. This is a controversial issue, which has had some… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 26 Number 3 .


Battle of the Atlantic On 24 May 1943, Grand Admiral Karl Donitz withdrew his U-boats from the north Atlantic, signalling the end of the Battle of the Atlantic. During that month, 41 U-boats were lost to escort ships and patrolling aircraft. While they continued to operate until the end of the war, the U-boats were… Read more »

By Andrew Robertson In   Issue Volume 26 No.2 .


This issue is primarily focused on the abstracts for the coming Australasian Military Medicine Conference to be held in Brisbane in October 2017. The abstracts reflect a very diverse and comprehensive overview of military health. As befitting the theme of the conference, there will be a significant number of presentations on all aspects of disaster… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 4 .


Russ Schedlich Early casualty management and evacuation are brought into sharp focus by the original articles in this issue of AMM. Starting in the hospital environment, Payne et al studied the transfusion needs of trauma patients in a US urban setting, determining individual needs related to site of injury and an overall assessment of the… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 5 No.3 .


Medicinal cannabis In February 2016, the Commonwealth Government amended the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to allow cultivation of cannabis and manufacture of cannabis-based products (CBP) for research and medical purposes. This was followed by the establishment of a license and permit scheme under the Act, run by the Commonwealth’s Office of Drug Control, which opened… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 3 .


Seventy-five years on On 19 February 1942, Darwin was bombed in the largest single attack by Japan on Australia. The first of more than 100 air raids on Australia, which included further attacks on Darwin, Broome, Townsville and Port Hedland over the next two years, this attack involved 242 Japanese aircraft, in two separate raids, targetting the town, the 65… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 1 .

The Battle of the Sunda Strait

On 28th February 1942, HMAS PERTH, a light cruiser, and USS HOUSTON, a heavy cruiser, having survived the Battle of the Java Sea the previous day, stopped briefly in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta’s port, to take on limited supplies of fuel and ammunition, before being ordered to withdraw to the south of Java via the Sunda… Read more »

By Andrew Robertson In   Issue Volume 24 No. 4 .


Back in early June, the Navy Health Reserve was asked to provide some health staff for an Army exercise, Exercise Hamel, to be held at the end of June 2016. In itself, this request was nothing unusual; such requests for support of military operations and exercises are frequent. What was interesting is that I had… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 24 No. 3 .

Editorial Board

Scott Kitchener This  has been a year of change  for the Journal. After a long and colourful  career. CAPT Jenny Graham has departed  from active service  with the ADF and also her role on the AMMA Executive as the Editor of the Journal.  She not only w ill be. but had been sorely missed – a… Read more »

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