Naval Medicine

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The ways in which naval medical personnel treat and care for their patients has changed rapidly during the 20th century. The closure of naval hospitals, advances in equipment, drugs as well as changes in warfare have all had an impact.

Based on interviews with medical personnel from the Second World War to the Gulf War this section covers their roles at sea and ashore during war, peacetime and humanitarian operations.


Choose a theme below to learn more about their experiences, the conditions they worked in and how things have changed.