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.
Image Ownership: Public Domain Benjamin A. Boseman, physician, politician, and postmaster, was free born in New York in 1840 to Benjamin A. and Annaretta Boseman. He was the oldest of five children, two girls and three boys. Boseman grew up in Troy, New York where … Read MoreBenjamin Anthony Boseman (1840-1881)