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Over 2,500 Vanderbilt men served in World War I once the United States joined the fighting in April 1917. The Vanderbilt Unit included 12 doctors, enlisted men and nurses from Tennessee. Most of its members served 150 miles from Paris at Nevers, in…

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William Gunter, Jr. was an autopsy technician in the department of pathology, as well as a skilled photographer praised by Dr. Goodpasture for his work for pathology and other departments. William’s brother Albert and his father Bill Sr., both worked…

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Jack Corn described his work as dependent on lighting conditions: “No matter how much talent a professional photographer has, one keeper, i.e. a good photograph, per one roll of film is a good harvest.” He made these images from 1956 to 1979 in…

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The mosquito heart is a long muscular tube tethered to the dorsal cuticle (the mosquito’s back), extending the length of the abdomen. To obtain this fluorescence microphotograph, a mosquito was dissected, isolating the dorsal portion of the abdomen.…

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Edward Emerson Barnard was known for his photographs of galaxies, especially after joining the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory. Each image took many hours of exposure. While clear skies in California made observations easy, in Wisconsin,…

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Barnard moved to California in 1887 to inaugurate the new observatory at Mount Hamilton near San Jose. He discovered the first non-Galilean moon of Jupiter, Amalthea, in September 1892 over 275 years after Galileo's discoveries. Observatory staff…

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While at Lick Observatory, Barnard was the first astronomer to discover a comet using photgraphic plates. In 1889, he became the first astronomer to observe the eclipse of Saturn's satellite Iapetus.

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Barnard (center) worked for a Nashville photography studio from an early age. His boss and mentor J.W. Braid (on his left) gave him his first telescope. P.R. Calvert (on his right) introduced Barnard to his sister Rhoda; they married in 1881.

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Edward Emerson Barnard worked in John H. Van Stavoren's Nashville photography studio as a nine-year-old. He had to keep this solar camera, designed to make life-sized enlargements on silvered paper from negatives, directed on the sun to avoid setting…

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Barnard pioneered astrophotography as well as discovering 15 comets and the first non-Galilean moon of Jupiter. His astronomical photographs were published posthumously as A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way (1927) completed by…
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