The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) was established as part of the Department of the Navy by an Act of Congress on August 31, 1842. It is the centralized administrative organization of the Medical Department, located in Washington, D.C. As such, it is the guardian of health care for the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. BUMED exercises direct control over naval hospitals, medical centers, dental clinics, preventive medicine units, and technical schools for Medical Department personnel both inside the United States and around the world. BUMED is additionally responsible for the medical support of the U.S. Marine Corps.
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