Benjamin Rush, M.d.: A Bibliographic Guide by Claire G. Fox

Benjamin Rush, M.d.: A Bibliographic Guide

byClaire G. Fox, Jacquelyn C. Miller

Hardcover | June 1, 1996

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Benjamin Rush (1746-1813) exerted a remarkably wide-ranging influence on the medical, political, and social life of the emerging American nation. He fulfilled the multiple roles of first American professor of chemistry, signer of the Declaration of Independence, foremost American physician, father of American psychiatry, pioneer abolitionist, educator, advocate of temperance, and proponent of prison reform. The success of these endeavors rested largely on the strength and size of his literary output, which was unparalleled by any of the other founding fathers. This bibliographic guide is the only work to identify all of Rush's published writings as well as hundreds of writings about him.

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Title:Benjamin Rush, M.d.: A Bibliographic GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 9.12 × 6.28 × 0.92 inPublished:June 1, 1996Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313298238

ISBN - 13:9780313298233

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?Few men have had as great an impact on their country as Benjamin Rush, yet many have never heard of this influential doctor, who at the time of his death in 1813 was the most celebrated physician in the US. Not only was Rush famous for his work in epidemic diseases, especially yellow fever, he was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a member of the Continental Congress, a prolific author, and was considered by many to be the father of American psychiatry. To facilitate research, the compilers of this guide have assembled materials written by Rush as well as those written about him....This overview of Rush does much to discredit his detractors and show his wide-ranging influence on life in the formative years of the US.?-Choice