Webinar: 150 Years Before Touro - The Navy's Hospitals on Mare Island, 1856-1957

Being the story of the hallowed ground upon which you walk every day

Presented November 4, 2021 by Dr. Thomas L. Snyder


Dr. Thomas SnyderThomas L Snyder, MD

Tom Snyder is a retired urologist and naval officer. In retirement, he has combined his naval and medical interests to work on a history of the first Navy’s first west coast hospital, on Mare Island. He’s the founding executive director of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine, which sponsors academic panels, offers graduate student travel and research grants, and awards a biennial Harold D Langley Book Prize for Excellence in the History of Maritime Medicine. Tom is a Companion in the Naval Order of the United States, America’s oldest naval history organization. At Albany Medical College, Tom founded and coordinates the Albany Base Hospital No 33 Society, an alumni military affinity group. At home in Vallejo, he frequently lectures to local groups on the history of maritime and military medicine and writes a blog, Of Ships and Surgeons - Notes on Maritime Medicine, Past and Present. He has published several articles on maritime medical history.