Published from 1842 to 1974, the Charity Hospital Reports are vital to Louisiana's social and medical history and include information not widely available from the nineteenth century. The Charity Hospital Reports include public health information on morbidity and mortality (including information on the yellow fever epidemics in New Orleans), venereal disease issues, disease incidence, vital statistics, and hospital administration.
"Early Images of Latin America" provides an array of images of various cities in the region from the mid-19th century to c. 1910, along with some scenes of rural areas. Included are images of people, places, landscapes and urban scenes from Buenos Aires, Guatemala, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Montevideo, Panama, Rio de Janeiro, San José de Costa Rica, and Tegucigalpa.
The Essai D'Anatomie was produced by Gautier D'Agoty in 1745 in Paris, France. It is a remarkably detailed atlas of the head, neck, and shoulder areas of the human body with explanatory text in French. The anatomical images were based on human cadavers dissected by Joseph Duverney (1) and produced using the mezzotint method of engraving and printing.
Mesoamerican Painted Manuscripts at the Latin American Library brings together images of the Library’s holdings of original and rare copies of Mexican manuscripts painted in the native pictorial tradition. Their contents date from the 16th to early 17th centuries. The texts collected here represent a variety of themes: Aztec history and migrations, land claims and grants, property holdings, census data, fiscal and tribute accounts, and Mixtec royal genealogies.