The first Newsletter published by SPUMS was in May 1971. Over the next several years the content had expanded such that for the first issue in 1975 (and somewhat 'tongue-in-cheek'!) this became the "South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Journal. 1975 January-March;Vol. 5 No. 1".

SPUMS first Newsletter 1971

SPUMS first Journal 1975

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