Jill Newmark

Independent Historian

Jill L. Newmark is Exhibition Specialist in the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  She has curated several exhibitions for NLM including Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons and Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.  Ms. Newmark has authored several articles on African Americans in Civil War Medicine including “Face to Face with History” in the National Archives Prologue magazine, 41:3 (Fall 2009), 22-25 and “Physician and Preacher:  Willis R. Revels and the American Civil War” in Indiana Historical Society’s Traces magazine 22:3 (Summer 2010), 32-35.  She has been a featured speaker at the National Archives and continues her research on African American Civil War surgeons.

Contraband Hospital, 1862-1863: Health Care For the First Freedpeople

Image Courtesy of the National Archives In the article below Jill L. Newmark, exhibition specialist in the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, describes thefirst hospital sponsored by the United States government specifically … Read MoreContraband Hospital, 1862-1863: Health Care For the First Freedpeople