A reader wrote in and asked, "How about giving the good old Docs some love and open a discussion in regard to some good sea stories involving the Doc?" An excellent idea. Here's a picture of a submarine MDR at work to spark the discussion:
Personally, I really liked all the MDRs I worked with. What are your favorite stories about the Doc? Their humorous attempts to stand watch as Dive? Their capability to sleep 20 hours/day when nothing was going on? Their legendary capacity to hold their liquor on the beach? Or their ability, as happened on my boat, to save a Shipmate's life by diagnosing an unusual case of cancer while on station and convincing the CO to break off the mission to perform a MEDEVAC.