Mary Ellen Condon-Rall was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she received her pnmary and secondary education. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees respectively from Molloy College for Women and Fordham University, both in the New York area, and her Ph.D. degree from the University College of the University of London in England. Beginning in 1972, she started her career as a historian with The Historical Unit of the U.S. Army Medical Department and, in 1976, when The Historical Unit was absorbed, moved to the U.S. Army Center of Military History, where she is a member of the Military Studies Branch of the Research and Analysis Division. In 1990 Dr. CondonRall was awarded a one-year Secretary of the Army Research and Study Fellowship. In addition to completing a monograph on host nation medical support during the Gulf War and a chapter on the history of military anesthesia in the Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the Combat Casualty volume of The Textbook of Military Medicine, she has coauthored the forthcoming volume The Medical Department: Medical Service in the War Against Japan. She also has contributed numerous articles on military medicine and naval history in American, British, and Australian journals.