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Image of Emperor Faustin of Haiti, 1852. Faustin ruled from 1847-1849 as president, and from 1849-1859 as emperor before being forced to abdicate.
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Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564), an early European physician and professor of medicine, wrote an important treatise on the human body, published in 1543. He provided detailed illustrations that demonstrated muscle structure and other features of human anatomy, based on his work dissecting cadavers
In this post, readers will see what a Civil War-era lithograph reveals about life in a prisoner of war camp early in the Civil War. The significance of the piece, however, lies both in that insight and in the contrast between living conditions in the camp in 1862 and in the later war years.