Doctor Beverly Crusher

Name: Beverly Crusher
Rank: Commander
Position: Chief Medical Officer USS Enterprise(NCC-1701-D)
Age: 55 (appears 39)

Starfleet History
2342: Enters Starfleet Medical Academy
2346: Assigned to USS Prague for residency
2350: Graduates Starfleet Medical Academy
2352: Interning on Dalos IV
2354: Serving on Starbase 32 as Assistant Chief Medical Officer
2354: Leaves Starfleet
2360: Returns to Starfleet
2362: Promoted to Commander
2364: Reassigned to USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) as Chief Medical Officer

Personal History
Beverly Howard was born in Copernicus City on Earth's moon on October 13, 2324. Her ancestry was from North America, although her distant ancestors hailed from Scotland. While Beverly was still a young child, both of her parents were killed. She was raised by her grandmother, Felisa Howard, whom Beverly referred to as "Nana", and who had evidently married into the noble Howard family, themselves related to the English Dukes of Norfolk. Both Howards were present during the terrible disaster at the Arvada III colony, and it was during this time Felisa learned how to use herbs and roots for medicinal purposes after regular medical supplies had been exhausted. This inspired Beverly to a career in medicine. Beverly and Felisa later moved to the Caldos colony, where Felisa became a healer until her death in 2370. Beverly's childhood was mostly happy, though she did go through the same difficulties in making friends and relating to other children that most youngsters experience. As a thirteen-year old, rebellious Beverly dyed her hair and became a brunette, although she recalled years later that she "couldn't change it back fast enough." In her later teens, Beverly admitted she developed a smart-aleck mouth, which often got her into trouble. She brought a date with a young man named Tom Norris to an abrupt end with the question "Is that a beard or is your face dirty?" Beverly later realized that she had really hurt him, and from that point on she was more conscious of others' feelings.

Beverly attended Starfleet Academy from 2342 to 2350. During her training, she earned her Doctor of Medicine. During this time, she became romantically involved with Jack Crusher after being introduced by their mutual friend, Walker Keel. It took months for her to realize their attraction. The two were married in 2348 after Jack proposed to her through a gag gift, a book entitled How to Advance Your Career Through Marriage. Jack later served aboard the USS Stargazer under Picard, and the couple became good friends with the captain. Picard later admitted he had fallen in love with Beverly, but did not ever express his feelings because he felt that doing so would betray his friend. Almost a year later, the Crushers welcomed a son, Wesley Crusher, in 2348. After Beverly graduated in 2350, she interned with Dr. Dalen Quaice on Delos IV in 2352. While serving on the Prague, the ship was hit by a tachyon field, which offered her the opportunity to push the boundaries of her medical training. Jack died on an away mission while serving aboard the Stargazer in 2353. Picard brought Jack's body home to the grieving Beverly and Wesley. He also accompanied her to see Jack's body in the morgue at Starbase 32. Beverly appreciated the gesture despite the fact that Picard felt it would be better for her to remember him alive rather than as a corpse. Beverly never fully recovered from his death. In 2354, Beverly served as assistant CMO onboard Starbase 32, when the base's CO Admiral Jerusalmi came to inform her that Jack had been killed in service. After her husband's death, and in part motivated by her son's well-being, Beverly turned down an offer to serve as CMO of the USS Hammarskjöld and resigned from Starfleet. After leaving Starfleet in 2354, following the death of Jack, Beverly moved to Earth and worked in private practice in St. Louis, before returning to Starfleet in 2360. In 2360, Beverly assisted Admiral Nyota Uhura of Starfleet Intelligence in a top-secret investigation of the Romulan disease known as the gnawing. Crusher took the bridge officer's test in 2362, and was promoted to commander.

Doctor Crusher was appointed chief medical officer of the Starship Enterprise-D in 2364, and joined the ship at Farpoint Station with Wesley, reporting on board on stardate 41154. Picard initially had reservations about her presence, but she assured him that the past would have no effect on her duties and she had no problem serving under his command. Crusher had to deal with various epidemics aboard the Enterprise, including a polywater intoxication in 2364. The affliction was different than that encountered at Psi 2000 by the original Enterprise nearly a century prior, and Crusher had to modify Doctor McCoy's antigen to help her ship. Later that year Beverly along with everyone else on the Enterprise-D was transported to a different quantum reality and the year 2379. There she met not one but three adult versions of her son and a granddaughter from a completely different quantum reality than the three versions Wesley.

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