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Military Health System

Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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William Winkenwerder, Jr., M.D.

Congressional Testimony
3/27/2003

William Winkenwerder, Jr., MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), testified on the status of implementation of Public Law 107-287, the Department of Veterans Affairs Emergency Preparedness Act of 2002; and VA-DOD efforts to coordinate force protection in the active duty military forces of the United States for those Service men and women who may be exposed to chemical, biological, or radiological weapons of mass destruction in theaters of conflict, before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health.

William Winkenwerder, Jr., M.D.

Congressional Testimony
3/25/2003

William Winkenwerder, Jr., MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), testified on protecting the health of deployed forces and lessons learned from the Persian Gulf War, before the House Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations.

Dr. David S. C. Chu and William Winkenwerder, Jr., M.D.

Congressional Testimony
3/11/2003

Dr. David S. C. Chu, Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) and William Winkenwerder, Jr., MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

Prepared Statement of the Honorable William Winkenwerder, Jr., M.D., M.B.A on Shipboard Hazard and Defense

Congressional Testimony
10/10/2002

Testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee

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