The Battle of the River Plate: Excerpts from the Diary of Surgeon Commander Jack Cussen RN, PMO of HMS EXETER

Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service Commentary HMS EXETER, the second of two York Class heavy cruisers, was launched in 1929. She had a displacement of 8,400 tons, a complement of 628 and main armament of three twin 8-inch guns in addition to AA guns and torpedoes. At the outbreak of… Read more »

By S G Bennett In   Issue Volume 27 Number 3 .

Assessing Medical Suitability for Employment and Deployment in the ADF

Assessing Medical Suitability for Employment and Deployment in the ADF Commander Neil Westphalen, Royal Australian Navy Reserve Introduction This article follows previous papers by the author, regarding occupational and environmental medicine in the ADF.1 They asserted that high rates of workplace illness and injury indicate the need to improve the management of hazards associated with… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 26 Number 3 .

Command versus technical authority: lessons from the 2nd General Health Battalion

MC Reade, C Flint, S Kennaway, N Duff, B McCall Introduction Historically, military medical units were commanded by senior doctors. All of the renowned hospitals that form the heritage of the ADF had medical commanders: for example, Colonel Thomas Henry Fiaschi of the 3rd Australian General Hospital at Lemnos; Lieutenant Colonel Wilfred Giblin of the… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 3 .

Occupational and environmental health in the ADF

Commander Neil Westphalen Introduction ADF personnel are arguably exposed to the most diverse range of occupational and environmental hazards of any Australian workforce. Controlling these hazards is complicated not only by the number, size and complexity of ADF workplaces but also by its workforce demographics. ADF workplace hazards significantly impact the physical and mental health of current and ex-serving personnel. High rates of preventable… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 1 .

The Mosquito can be More Dangerous than the Mortar Round – The Obligations of Command

A. M. Smith, C. Hooper We must be prepared to meet malaria by training as strict and earnest as that against enemy troops. We must be as practiced in our weapons against it as we are with a rifle. FIELD MARSHAL VISCOUNT SIR ARCHIBALD WAVELL These words, penned in 1943 by the commander in chief… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 24 No. 3 .

THE “TRIANGLE OF DEATH” Medical Sustainability in Expeditionary Sea-Based Operations

Reprinted with permission of the Naval War College Review Captain Smith, a frequent contributor to the Naval War College Review, is adjunct professor in both the Department of Surgery and the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also professor of surgery… Read more »

By Captain Arthur M. Smith,Medical Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired) In   Issue Volume 24 No.2 .

The Legacy of the Anaesthesia ‘Events’ at Pearl Harbor, 7th December 1941.

Reprinted from: Crowhurst J. The historical significance of anaesthesia events at Pearl Harbor. Anaesthesia and intensive care. 2014 Jul;42:21-4. Crowhurst JA. The Legacy of the Anaesthesia ‘Events’ at Pearl Harbor, 7th December 1941. Proceedings of the History of Anaesthesia Society. 2015; 48:85-95. Note: This paper is an expanded version of a lecture first presented at a… Read more »

By John A. Crowhurst In   Issue Volume 24 No.2 .

Naval casualty management training using human patient simulators

This paper presents the SUCCeSS (Shipboard & Underwater Casualty Care & Sedation Simulation) program conducted by the Haifa Naval Base Medical Department with the support of the Maritime Medicine Branch of the Israeli Navy and the Trauma Instruction Section of the Israeli Defense Forces Medical Academy. The program began in 2011, undertaking to train naval trauma teams in Naval Casualty Management (NCM) on… Read more »

By S Itamar Netzer , Aviram Weiss and David Hoppenstein In   Issue Volume 23 No. 4 .

Australian Doctors at War. A literature review. Part Two: After Gallipoli

Introduction After the evacuation of Gallipoli, the AIF was reorganised in Egypt, and divided in two. The larger part, I Anzac Corps, under the Australian General Birdwood, was moved to France in March 1916. The smaller part, comprising II Anzac Corps, under the New Zealander General Godley, and later including the famous Anzac Mounted Division under General Chauvel, remained to protect Egypt,… Read more »

By S Due In   Issue Volume 23 No. 4 .

New Zealand Mobile Dental Section in Korea (II) (December 1952 – November 1954)

Reprinted from History of the South Korean Army Dental Corps, p. 386-389

In   Issue Volume 19 No. 2 .