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Head and shoulders photograph of Kenneth M. Koyle

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National Library of Medicine
Building 38, Room 1E-21E
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20894-3819

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(301) 827-4599

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(301) 402-0872

Email

ken.koyle@nih.gov

Kenneth M. Koyle, M.A., M.Ed.

Deputy Chief of the History of Medicine Division

Ken Koyle is a retired Army officer with more than 25 years of uniformed service, who joined the staff of the National Library of Medicine as the Deputy Chief of the History of Medicine Division in August of 2012.

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  • Ken Koyle joined the staff of the National Library of Medicine as the Deputy Chief of the History of Medicine Division in August of 2012. He previously held a similar position in the US Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center of History and Heritage, an organization he helped to establish in 2010 and in which he was responsible with the chief of the Center for supervision of an 18-person staff of history, archives, and museum personnel and administration of a $2.1M annual budget, as well as historical research in support of AMEDD and the Office of the Surgeon General.

    Prior to his tenure at AMEDD, Ken was a Medical History Fellow at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where he received his master's degree in history. Ken also holds a master's degree in adult education from Pennsylvania State University.

    Ken also served with distinction as Director of the Medical Evacuation Doctrine Course at the US Army School of Aviation Medicine, where he conducted analysis of the doctrine and training requirements of the military’s medical evacuation systems.

    Ken is a retired Army officer with more than 25 years of uniformed service.

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  • Combat and the Medical Mindset—The Enduring Effect of Civil War Medical Innovation” with Jeffrey S. Reznick, in The New England Journal of Medicine, 372 (25) 2015. (PMID: 26083204)

    Builders of Trust: Biographical Profiles from the Medical Corps Coin. Contributing author. Fort Detrick: Borden Institute; 2011

    History of the AMEDD Civilian Corps. Army Medical Department; 2011

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  • John M. Kinder, Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015, in  Marine Corps History 3 (2) (forthcoming, summer 2017).

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  • Art on the Edge,” with Ginny Roth and Krista Stracka, Circulating Now, the blog of the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, March 22, 2017.

    A Piece of Pi: Historical Perspectives from NLM,” with Jeffrey S. Reznick, Circulating Now, the blog of the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, March 14, 2017.

    $150 for Medical Books 180 Years Later,” Circulating Now, the blog of the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, November 9, 2016.

    The Spirit of Memorial Day,” Circulating Now, the blog of the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, May 26, 2014.

    John F. Kennedy and the National Library of Medicine,” with Jeffrey S. Reznick, Circulating Now, the blog of the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, November 18, 2013.

    The Eleventh Hour,” Circulating Now, the blog of the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, November 11, 2013.

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