Awards, Reviews, Bibliography, Statistics and Comments Book
Virtual Naval Hospital supported the following campaigns from 1996-2005:
Operation Southern Watch - SW Asia Service Medal
Operation Allied Force - Kosovo Campaign Medal
Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Operation Iraqi Freedom - Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terror - Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Operations - Humanitarian Service Medal
August 2000 - The Department of the Navy Award for Knowledge Sharing - Outstanding Knowledge Expert System was given to the Virtual Naval Hospital.
2005 - Virtual Naval Hospital selected by Thomson Scientific for inclusion in Current Web Contents.
Thomson Scientific Web Content Editors, following careful evaluation criteria, have identified your site as an important resource for researchers, scientists, and scholars...(it) is one of the most prestigious in its field.
May 2006 - The American Telemedicine Association recognizes Virtual Naval Hospital for its contributions to telemedicine.
October 7, 2002 - Secretary of the Navy Gordon England visited the Virtual Naval Hospital and offered the following comments:
"My view is that this project should continue to grow. It is something that is very useful to us...
I expect this to grow. No matter where you are, the experts are with you. This is an important relationship and I would like to expand it.
It's so important when doctors are in the field to be able to tie back to an expert source of knowledge. I believe this will continue to grow in scope and value."
September 2002 - A PriceWaterhouseCoopers study of Federal Web sites, entitled "The State of Federal Web sites: The Pursuit of Excellence" found the US Navy Web site to be one of 5 sites given an "A-1" grade by the study, and specifically the Virtual Naval Hospital was singled out for mention amongst US Navy Web sites:
"The Navy's award-winning web application, the Virtual Naval Hospital is a well-organized health promotion tool. Its digital library of training and reference materials helps members of the service who might need medical expertise while at isolated duty stations.
December 2000 - Center for Naval Analyses - An independent evaluation by the Center for Naval Analyses found that Virtual Naval Hospital users like what they see and that the benefits of the Virtual Naval Hospital well exceed its costs as the Virtual Naval Hospital saves dollars, improves the quality of health care, and improves readiness.
September 1999 - The Department of the Navy's Chief Information Officer named the Virtual Naval Hospital as one of the Navy's five "Success Stories" in the field of Knowledge Management.
David L. McClure Ph.D., Director Information Technology Management Issues, United States General Accounting Office - Testimony on Electronic Government before the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, July 11, 2001.
"Federal agencies have implemented, or are in the process of implementing a wide variety of e-government initiatives...in the last category (of initiatives) - "transformation" - the e-government initiative is expected to transform the way the government operates. For example, the Navy's Virtual Naval Hospital initiative provides a digital science library, and is designed to deliver expert medical information to providers and patients at the point of care."
Harold M. Koening, Vice Admiral, Medical Corps - Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy - Testimony on Medical Issues before the Defense Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, February 12, 1998.
"The Virtual Naval Hospital is a digital health sciences library designed to provide naval health care providers access to current, authoritative information...thereby improving quality of care."
2008 - Virtual Naval Hospital officially adopted as the Medical Reference Library of the Canadian Forces Health Services
"...the contract with Stat Ref expired...In the meantime, you are invited to visit and consult the Virtual Naval Hospital web page."
January 2003 - Textbook of Military Medicine - Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments - Volume 2 - Shipboard Medicine by CAPT Terrence Riley, MC, USN (retired)
"Although there are a few books on shipboard medicine, the US Navy's Virtual Naval Hospital constitutes a comprehensive digital library of medical information tailored to the Sea Service..."
2003 - Ship's Medicine Chest by Rear Admiral Joyce M. Johnson, USCG
"The breadth and scope of the available web-based information has changed the function of this book. For example, The Virtual Naval Hospital provides ready real-time on-line access to an entire medical library. Each person responsible for medical care at sea is strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Web site and the available references it provides long before there is a medical crisis. The midst of a medical emergency is not the time to begin exploring the contents of this valuable resource. The Virtual Naval Hospital provides detailed protocols and other information that is very useful in patient management and that is beyond the scope of this book."
2001 - The Rough Guide to Travel Health by Nick Jones
"The US Virtual Naval Hospital offers a wealth of advice on a broad spectrum of health problems."
Medicine on the Net - August 2005
"Many of the categories on this site are designed for military personnel but could be of interest to others in the medical field...This site was among the easiest to navigate and has a clear, uncluttered design."
Current Psychiatry Reports - February 2005
"This web site is an online health sciences library created in part for the United States Navy. However, several sections would be of interest to psychiatrists as a resource to refer other physicians, and for their own use...."
Postgraduate Medicine - October 1, 2002
"Virtual Naval Hospital offers excellent textbook information on the (chemical warfare) agents..."
The Lancet - September 7, 2002
"An excellent portal site with a comprehensive section on biological, chemical and nuclear warfare and radiation safety. Also of interest are sections on medical intelligence and planning and handheld computer medical resources."
American Journal of Surgery, March 2000
"Amid the ever increasing "for profit" pages of the World Wide Web is a refreshingly simple look at surgery done the military way...This simple but effective Web page is a delight to visit. It is a refreshing change from the newer, glitzy, elaborately designed Web pages with a product to sell or advertise. Surgeons interested in trauma, history, or the military will likely visit this page time and again."
Military Medicine - March, 2000
"One of the premier web sites in the military is the Virtual Naval Hospital..."
British Medical Journal - July 24, 1999
"The United States Navy has produced a content-rich site called the Virtual Naval Hospital. It is a gateway of hypertext links to substantial resources that could be useful to an isolated medic in the middle of a crisis or conflict..."
Medicine on the Net - January 1999
"The various documents at the Virtual Naval Hospital site cover a full range of medical problems as well as health promotion topics..."
April 2005 - E-Health Care Information Systems: An Introduction for Students and Professionals by Joseph Tan
"One of the best examples of the marraige of IT and health care has been undertaken in the US armed forces, and one successful component of this union is the US Navy's Virtual Naval Hospital."
May 2003 - Virtual Naval Hospital was featured as a case study in the textbook "Capital Intelectual y Aprendizaje Organizativo - Nuevos Desafios para la Empresa" (Intellectual Capital and Organizational Learning - New Challenges for the Company) published by the Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion y Certificacion.
Navy Newsstand October 16, 2002- BUMED's Virtual Naval Hospital Wows SECNAV
"Secretary of the Navy Gordon England visited the
source of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery's Virtual Naval Hospital
earlier this week, praising it as a valuable tool that can advise naval
healthcare providers on anything from the malaria risks in Afghanistan to
heart problems common to fighter pilots."
Chips, the Navy's information technology magazine - Summer 2000 (PDF File)
"The Virtual Naval Hospital minimizes variation of medical processes as the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery can ensure quality materials and the best information to the user."
All Hands, the Magazine of the U.S. Navy - March 2000
"If you log onto the Virtual Naval Hospital at http://www.vnh.org, you'll find what you're looking for and much more."
All Hands, the Magazine of the U.S. Navy - June 1998
"The Virtual Naval Hospital is an easy way to keep an up-to-date medical first aid and information book around your home."
The Consumer Health Information Source Book - 2000
"A particularly vibrant part...is the "Information for Patients." The section on "Health Promotion" is also exemplary."
The Internet for Physicians, Second Edition, 1999
"Library of authoritative medical info covering health issues pertinent to naval service..."
D'Alessandro MP, D'Alessandro DM, Hendrix MJC, Bakalar RS. The Virtual Naval Hospital: A Digital Library for
Naval Primary Care Providers and Patients. Military Medicine 1998: 163 (11): 775-780.
D'Alessandro DM, D'Alessandro MP, Hendrix MJC, Bakalar RS. Information Needs of Naval Primary Care Providers and Patients at Sea. Military Medicine 1999; 164(2): 127-131.
D'Alessandro MP, D'Alessandro DM, Bakalar RS, Ashley DE, Hendrix MJC. The Virtual Naval Hospital - Lessons Learned in Creating and Operating a Digital Health Sciences Library for Nomadic Patrons. [Online Journal] D-Lib Magazine, the Magazine of Digital Library Research - May 1999; 5 (5). Reston, Corporation for National Research Initiatives, May 1999. [rev. 17 May 1999, cited 19 May 1999]. Available from Internet: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may99/05dalessandro.html
D'Alessandro MP, D'Alessandro DM, Bakalar RS, Ashley DE, Hendrix MJC. The Virtual Naval Hospital: The Digital Library as Knowledge Management Tool for Nomadic Patrons. Journal of the Medical Library Association 2005; 93(1): 16-20, January 2005. Available from the Internet at http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=545115
Stoloff PH, D'Alessandro MP, D'Alessandro DM, Bakalar RS. Promoting Health and Improving Health Care in a Cost Effective Manner Through a Military Digital Library. Military Medicine 2006; 171(1): 74-79.
March 3, 2012 - "I want to thank you again, for curating the VNH site. Over many years and in many a hell-hole I have relied on your works reference material and have foreign colleagues use it and depend on it extensively! From Pityriasis rosea to gangrene you have stood me in good stead. Many Tx for a job very well done." - C.B.
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January 8, 2010 - "Thanks for continuing this valuable service. Thanks again for the great work on the sites. I know lots of people use them, either online or on CD. It's a big help." - CAPT J.C., USN
September 28, 2009 - "I have used the Virtual Naval Hospital in my previous profession as medic for an offshore oil production facility and now surf thru it every so often since I have been in school. I am so happy that you keep it updated. I wanted to just drop a note to say thank you for keeping it updated." - R.W., (Physician assistant student)
September 26, 2009 - "I've used this site for years in very isolated places/outback and offshore. I am a Civilian/NGO adviser...Many thanks for your dedication to curating this site." - C.B.
July 16, 2009 - "All the very best to you and thank you for harnessing the power of the Internet and bringing medicine into the hands of many." - CDR R.B., USN (ret)
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October 23, 2008 - "Great resource. Thanks. I think you should add the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal too!" - CAPT. R.F., USN (ret)
July 21, 2008 - "Thank you for all of your work in the distribution of medical information." - W.M.
December 2, 2007 - "Thank you for making these references available." - L.W., M.D., Veterans Administration
November 8, 2007 - "What a great and valuable program. It's wonderful for those of us who are in remote areas yet are required to maintain the knowledge held in this book." - D.T.
November 3, 2007 - "I like...to pick up some pictures from the courses...to paste them in my own courses I provide to the crew of the ship on which I work. Thanks a lot." - LCDR B.Z., Ship's Surgeon, Tunisian Navy
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July 12, 2007 - "Very good resource!" - HM1(FMF) M.F., USN
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December 17, 2006 - "Your Web site is superb." - M.A., M.B.B.S. (Orthopedics Resident), England
October 26, 2006 - "The Virtual Naval Hospital is an immeasurable resource of good medical literature, for us here is a great source of articles and information." - W.A., M.D., (Medical coordinator of state of Goias Fire Department), Brazil
October 12, 2006 - "I have used the Virtual Naval Hospital for many years as a resource several times a week in my civilian duties. I have used the Virtual Naval Hopsital for NBC warfare information in my military duties. I liked the VNH primarily because it was one source to go to for evaluations of all my medical questions. I could look at evaluation/treatment options from the immediate triage/life-saving to scientific studies regarding treatment options, peer-reviewed studies and journal articles." - W.T. (Physicians' Assistant and ANG officer (retired)
October 3, 2006 - "During my tenure as an IDC the Virtual Naval Hospital was an invaluable asset to my daily functions, and continues to help to this very day." - HM1 M.D., USN
June 20, 2006 - "Find it a great reference, thanks for the good resource keep up the good work." - R.S., Australia
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April 28, 2006 - "Virtual Naval Hospital is part of my knowledge base that I use regularly as an AF flight surgeon. It is a fantastic resource. I have used it for deployment planning, for personal travel and information, medical briefings, and training. I like the fact that it is universally useful for all branches of the military, and civilians. The Navy has been the best innovator of virtual medical information for the field." - LTC B.W, USAF
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and useful first aid information." - L.W., USN
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February 12, 2006 - "Appreciate all of the great work that you've done on this project." - CAPT F.B., MC, USN
February 11, 2006 - "I have always found VNH a very useful tool for my advancement studies and medical information in general." - HM2 J.Y., USN
February 11, 2006 - "Thank you very much for your efforts." - LTC M.N., New York Air National Guard
February 10, 2006 - "We appreciate your hard work over the last nine years. The service that you provided was valuable to many." - J.P., Medical Librarian, USN
February 10, 2006 - "Thanks for all of your hard work and energy." - D.M., NC, USN
February 1, 2006 - "Fantastic resource; as an ex-navy corpsman it is fun to reconnect...I recommend this site to any medical student or allied health professionals." - M.S., R.R.T, R.C.P.
January 18, 2006 - "I used it a lot and I think it is (was) an invaluable resource & asset to us all, not only to Navy people but to other branches as well. No where else could one find all the references that were listed in it." - HM1(FMF) P.D., USN
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November 11, 2003 - "Terrific resource." - B.A, M.D.
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October 19, 2003 - "We use (Virtual Naval Hospital) as a guideline and consider of great utility for fast practical consulting and medical personal training." - Lt. Col. L.P-G., Spanish Navy
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August 7, 2003 - "I give patient's this web address when I am teaching them how to look for reputable medical sites on the Internet." - LCDR D.G., NC, USN
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years." - COL H.W., USA
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11/08/01 - "Firstly, may I congratulate you on a truly excellent site. I am a Combat
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of information available. Having browsed the site I will also be
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Field Hospital - and it would be an invaluable reference point throughout my
continued training and development as a medic." - Pte L.S., England
11/05/01 - "Your work
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10/12/01 - "Thanks for all of
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10/03/01 - "The VHN is a
great help to us out here in the military. We need such media to help us as
we deploy. Thank
you for your vision and work on the VNH. We use it often." - SSgt P.A., USMC
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exams. I can't thank you enough for contributing to the continued advancement of
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a central information location - J.J.
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Once again thank you and keep up the awesome work." - MCpl K.K., 3 Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group Unit Medical Station
Camp Maple Leaf, Zgon, Bosnia-Herzogivinia
07/03/01 - "Thank you very much. This improves the care I give to Marines and Sailors on
a daily basis." - HM1 S.M., USN
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06/14/01 - "It is a handy tool for the gathering and disemenation of information." - D.A.
06/06/01 - "I am a medical assistant in the Canadian Military, currently stationed with the Stabilization Force in Bosnia. Prior to me coming over here I was doing some research on the Internet and discovered your web page, since arrival in country I have referenced your page on different medical topics that I have come across while stationed overseas. I find that your format is easy to follow and provides great links to other medical topics. - MCpl K.K., Third Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment
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04/02/01 - "The CD and your site are a great asset and I highly
recommend both of them to my junior corpsmen when I counsel them. Thank you
for your support." - HM1 E.T., USN
03/26/01 - "Thank you for making a fine resource available via the World Wide Web." - J.P., R.N.
03/26/01 - "...always an excellent source of reference to all..." - HM3(SW/FMF) J.D., USN
03/18/01 - "I have found very useful in my activity the "Pediatric Emergency Manual" and I would like to send my congratulations to the authors. I am a member of the Spanish Navy Medical Corps and work in the Navy Hospital in Ferrol, Spain. - F.S-M., Spanish Navy
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02/16/01 - "There are a lot of options to choose from when you are looking for a particular topic. It helps you a lot. It's a great asset to the health care provider especially to those people new to this type of
business like me." - HA R.U., USN
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01/19/01 - "Love your website. I use it all the time. Its a great jumping off point in finding info. Thanks for all of your help and keep up the great job" - HM1(AW/FMF) JW, USN.
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Weapons of Mass Destruction response teams. I am very impressed by your
online virtual library." - CPT T.S., PA-C, APA
11/24/00 - "An excellent tool for the care provider in remote areas. I like the whole concept, and the ease of navigation." - R.C.
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10/30/00 - "You have an absolutely fantastic site. I have recommended it to all my friends, many of them in the armed forces."- K.C., M.B.B.S., India
10/20/00 - "Reference materials are great...It is a great tool
to help improve the system of operational medicine departments." - HM1(SW/FMF) A.C., USN
10/16/00 - "I am a Medical Assistant Training Officer with the Australian Army in Hobart (Tasmania Australia), and stumbled across your web site by accident. It is a pity the Australian Army Medical Corp has not yet developed something along these lines." - WO2 A.J., Australian Army
10/02/00 - "I'm a medical resident in the Department of Emergency Surgery of the University of Padova in Italy. This site is wonderful." - F.C., M.D.
09/10/00 - "I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at a Navy Family Service Center in Norfolk. This website is an excellent training tool. I will share it with my colleagues Thank you!!" - B.G., LCSW
08/25/00 - "As a submarine Independent Duty Corpsman, I like the availabilty of so much information in one easy to use Web site" - HMC(SS) E.K., USN
08/23/00 - "I have used the Virtual Naval Hospital program extensively and it has been a "priceless" resource with helping me with the Aviation Medicine
program I am preparing for the United Arab Emirates. - B.S.
07/28/00 - "The Virtual Naval Hospital site has to be the best military medical site going." - CAPT M.W., MC, USAF
07/26/00 - "I really like the information on your site." - HN M.J., USN
07/20/00 - "I am doctor working in the UK and a medical officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps of the British Army. I have found the VNH website to be an invaluable resource and probably one of the very best medical portals on the web of any sort. I think you should be especially congratulated for maintaining such a "simple" website design. I find that more complex designs usually add little to the "usability" of a site and certainly make them slower and more demanding of hardware resources. I also think that a reference such as the VNH would be extremely useful in a handheld / mobile computer format and your website design makes this easily possible to do." - Captain M.B., M.B.B.S., Royal Army, England
07/12/00 - "I stumbled across your Virtual Naval Hospital Web site, and all I can say is "wow", I plan to let my residents know about it. - K.H., M.D.
07/12/00 - "The Virtual Naval Hospital is a great web site, I wish we had something similar in the UK." - Major S.M., British Army
07/09/00 - "My congratulations for a job well done." - C.H., R.N. (former HM2, USN)
06/29/00 - "I am a Diabetes Educator, Retired. I have volunteered to be a camp nurse for a neiborhood center of underprivileged kids. I upated my CPR Certificate last month but I needed to revue FIrst Aid techniques and your URL was the easiest one to access. Thank you for having it there although I
know it was meant for a different kind of audience the information is invaluable to me. It is well written and easy to comprehend." - A.L., R.N.
06/25/00 - "I am a doctor from Italy working in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of Messina, and I think that Virtual Naval Hospital is a work of art." - V.P., M.D.
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06/12/00 - "Great resource." - CDR A.Y., USN
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05/26/00 - "As a preventive medicine tech and LCPO, I use this site often and LOVE it. Thanks for the great work!" - HMC B.O., USN
05/25/00 - "I thank you for your efforts to help the Navy's Hospital Corps become better and understand their job requirements even more." - HM2 T.W., USN.
05/25/00 - "I was very pleased to find your Web site. I find it very informative and resourceful." - HM2 D.J., USN.
05/24/00 - "This CD is very informative. I am a Navy IDC stationed with Marines. Once again thank you for a very informative CD. It has helped hundreds of Sailors and Marines under my care!!!!! GO NAVY!!" - HM1 J.M., USN
05/12/00 - "One of the doctors I served with referred me to this site and I can't believe how informative and extremely beneficial this site is to people like me." - HM2 J.B., USN
05/04/00 - "I think this site is excellent." - Sergeant J.H., Sweden
04/24/00 - "Enjoyed the whole Virtual Naval Hospital tour. Sure has changed since I attended HM school in 1958. Keep up the outstanding work." - J.W., USN (ret)
04/14/00 - "I am a medical student in Bradford University, United
Kingdom. I found the information in your web site very
useful for my training. I visit your web site frequently." - B.B.
04/05/00 - "I am a general surgeon working in Saudi Arabia and specializing in traumatology and I surfed your web site and found this information about
surgery very useful for me." - K.A.
03/29/00 - " I am a student working in international health and healthcare...the Virtual Naval Hospital is easy yto navigate and contains a wealth of useful information." - Z.Y.
03/29/00 - "Thank you very much. I was able to print out the information on several "options" as a result of a (diagnosis) I received yesterday. After leaving the doctor, it was very helpful to look up the various
possibilities we discussed and add to the materials he gave me." - N.E.
03/23/00 - "Excellent resource. Particularily liked the quick reference, common problems section." - CAPT S.K., MC, USAF
03/21/00 - "We...use your site on a regular basis ..Thanks alot for all your work" - HM2(SW/FMF) L.H., USN
03/14/00 - "I am a surgeon...from Krakow, Poland, currently working as Medical Coordinator for humanitarian demining mission conducted by Danish Church Aid - Action for Churches Together in Kosovo. I am glad to take this opportunity and congratulate you on Virtual Naval Hospital which I find extremely interesting and helpful." - G.P, M.D.
03/08/00 - "This is one of the greatest achievements I have seen. A great wealth of knowledge." - HM1(FMF) J.H., USN
03/06/00 - "Looks like a good start and consolidates many references. I like finding everything in one place." - N.C.
03/06/00 - "(I) admire what you have done not only for the Navy but for
the world! The site is fantastic..." - CDR J.R., USN
02/25/00 - "Keep up the good work! VNH is one of the things that makes me
proud to be a military physician -- thanks very much." - CDR D.R., MC, USN
02/23/00 - "There appears to be a great deal of useful information on the system. It is user friendly and I have selected it as a favorite." - K.F.
02/22/00 - "I could teach a class right off the VNH Web Site!!" - HM3(FMF) R. G., USN
02/15/00 - "This is a great and convenient way to get information." - DT2 S.S., DC, USN
02/05/00 - " Excellent web site - also good review for medical students." - R.Q.
02/01/00 - "I am an admirer of the concentrated effort and care built into your website, the Virtual Naval Hospital." - I.C., M.D., Hungary
01/29/00 - "I was looking for a comprehensive lesson plan. I teach my Marines first aid which are classes that take up 12 months of contact time. This is the best material I have found that breaks it down for non medical,
military personnel. THANK YOU." - HM2(FMF) G.T., USN
01/26/00 - "What a great site. Keep up the good work!" - HM1 N.C., USN
01/25/00 - "I am currently a GMO at Regional Support Group, Norfolk working with the Cruisers, Destroyers, and Frigates...the VNH...has proven to be very
helpful" - LT L.S., MC, USN
01/13/00 - "I have found the VNH to be an invaluable source of information, especially with today's rapidly developing standards." - HM2 T.C., USN
01/11/00 - "Your site is excellent!" - HM2 K.R., USN
01/07/00 - "Thank you very much, and keep up the outstanding work." - HM2(FMF) R.L, USN
12/16/99 - "Excellent source of Military and Professional Information. Will definitly pass on to superiors and subordinates alike." - HM B.C., USN
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12/08/99 - "Excellent web site, good work, this is a good reference." - HMCS(NAC/DV/FMF) D.D., MC, USN
11/23/99 - "Just wanted to congratulate you on an outstanding web site with a vast amount of well-organized and
useful information." - LT R.C, MC, USNR
11/22/99 - "Keep up
the good work and thank you for providing such an awesome web page." - LT S.F., MSC, USAF
11/22/99 - "I'm retired Navy and didn't know this existed until I found it on the WWW. Keep up
the good work." - S.C.
11/21/99 - "I am a Special Forces Medic assigned to the 1/1 SFG on Okinawa and have been a fan of your website for some time now." - SSG G.B., US Army
11/12/99 - "The VNH is an
outstanding resource we find ourselves referring to more often each day. It
will be invaluable to my IDTs." - CWO H.C., USCG
11/11/99 - "...just thanking you for this great information!!" - HMC R.F., USN
11/11/99 - "I was looking for a thorough, well-written basic first aid course to use as a guideline. I think this website is excellant! I really appreciate you all making it available to me. I looked
at others and they were not as thorough or as well put-together. Thanks for your efforts." - F.M.
10/25/99 - "Thank you
for the (CD). It is really nice to have this much info consolidated
on one very user friendly CD." - HM1(NAC/FMF) R.F., USN
10/14/99 - "Just a quick note to say how impressed I was with the VNH Web site! It
was concise and informative, with all the bits in the right places. I
have bookmarked the home page as a priority item, and I am sure my
colleagues will be visiting rather often too!" - P.S., Naval Hospital at Haslar, United Kingdom
10/10/99 - "This
educational information you are offering here is a
"gold mine"." - HM2 R.O., USN
10/07/99 - "I
have been presenting the VNH web-site and stand alone CD to both my "Baby
Doc" classes and the IDC Refresher Training Classes and have been getting
rave reviews about the product..." - HMC(SW/FMF) J.B., USN
09/28/99 - "Thank you, for a terrific web site." - HM1(AW/NAC) A.M.
09/17/99 - "I am a military physician working in the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital ( Persian Gulf ), in a Field Medical Battalion. I came across your Internet web site accidentally when I was searching for a military medical site. I was delighted to see such a dedicated site which is well organised and very informative. Since then I'm a regular visitor to your site." - LT M.A., Bahrain
09/14/99 - "Thank you for your assistance. We wanted to be well armed
for any potential problems, not really knowing what we were
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duty." - HMC(FMF) R.C, USN
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08/27/99 - "(The Virtual Naval Hospital)...is a great reference for us to use throughout our studies and in our careers." - HM2(FMF) C.E., USN
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- LCDR H.T., MC, USN
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!" - R.M (German Navy Medical Student)
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8/9/97 - "The Virtual Naval Hospital is a great web site. Thanks!" - R.E.
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