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Rush, Benjamin

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1745 - 1813

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Rush papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/243
Scope and Contents This small collection of Alexander Rush's papers, 1931-1984, with some earlier material, documents his personal life, professional career, and interest in his ancestor, Benjamin Rush, and includes lectures and addresses, writings, awards, certificates, diplomas, and photographs.Series 1 contains letters, a passport, curricula vitae, bibliographies, and printed material concerning Rush's life and career, 1922-1984. Material, 1812-1981, concerning Benjamin Rush (1746-1813) is in...
Dates: 1812 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1931 - 1984

Benjamin Rush correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/096
Scope and Contents The collection includes a reply by Benjamin Rush and twelve other Philadelphia physicians, Charles Caldwell, William Dewees, John Redman Coxe, Philip Syng Physick, James Reynolds, Francis Bowes Sayre, John C. Otto, William Boys, Samuel Cooper, James Stuart, Felix Pascalis Ouviere, and Joseph Strong, to inquiry of Thomas Mifflin on 1797 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Rush maintains yellow fever is identical with bilious remitting fever of warm climates, discusses source of 1797 outbreak...
Dates: 1800, undated

Benjamin Rush Letter and Portraits

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 439
Overview The Benjamin Rush Letter and Portrait collection, dated 1809, is a small collection that contains correspondence and portraits.

Benjamin Rush was born in Byberry Township, PA on January 4, 1746. He was an American physician, politician and educator who is best known for his activities during the American Revolution and for signing the Declaration of Independence. He helped found the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and founded Dickinson College, located in Carlisle, PA.
Dates: 1809, undated

Benjamin Rush letter to John Morgan

 Item
Identifier: MSS 420
Overview Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia physician, was born in 1745 near Philadelphia. He received his M.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1768. Rush was a founding Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He died in 1813.John Morgan was born in Philadelphia in 1735. He earned his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1763. Morgan was a founding Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and a co-founder...
Dates: 1768 July 27

Benjamin Rush letter to Mr. Mulford

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/323
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an autographed letter signed, 14 Oct. 1808, from physician Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813, to a Mr. Mulford. The letter is a prescription sent or given to Mr. Mulford, who was suffering from an ailment affecting his lungs. The letter lists guidelines to follow regarding nutrition, exercise, dress, and sleep. It also recommends bloodletting and blistering in the event of chest pain or heavy coughing.
Dates: 1808-10-14

Benjamin Rush papers

 Series
Identifier: MSS 426
Overview Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia physician, in 1745 o.s. in Byberry Township. In 1768, he received his M.D. from the University of Edinburgh. He helped to establish the Philadelphia Dispensary and was a physician there until his death. Rush was also a member of the Provincial Congress in 1776, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and, in 1777, became Surgeon General of the Continental Army. He was a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia from 1787 to 1793.The...
Dates: undated

Bill to Samuel Meredith for Philip Syng Physick’s consultation with Benjamin Rush

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/140
Scope and Contents Receipted bill to Samuel Meredith for Philip Syng Physick’s consultation with Benjamin Rush, Sept. 1795, and operation and advice, Jan.-Feb. 1796. Bill bears autograph signature of Philip Syng Physick, 2 Jan. 1797.
Dates: 1797-01-02

Daniel J. Swinney papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/085
Scope and Contents This small collection of Daniel J. Swinney's student lecture notes and related papers, recipe book, daybook, and vaccination records, 1808-1827, documents the education and early medical career of an obscure country physician during the early 19th century.The collection is divided into two series. Series 1 concerns Swinney's medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, 1808-1809, and includes a receipt for his 1808-1809 session fee; an 1809 copy of Benjamin Rush's...
Dates: 1808 - 1827

George Green papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/013
Scope and Contents The contents of this commonplace book of George Green, Sr., divide naturally into three series: medical lecture notes and examination questions, many from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, 1817-1820; copies or drafts of personal correspondence, 1824 and undated; and poetry, literary sentences, and miscellaneous writings, 1858-1860 and undated. Medical items in the volume include a copy of notes on Philip Syng Physick's lecture on inflammation, [1819?]...
Dates: 1817 - 1860

Pennsylvania Land Office land patent to Benjamin Rush

 Item
Identifier: MSS 1/004
Scope and Contents Document from Pennsylvania Land Office, 1809 June 30, conveying Guildhall property in Luzerne Co., Pa., to Benjamin Rush; includes 1793 survey of property. Signed by John Cochran, secretary of Land Office.

1 item (1 leaf): parchment ; 28 x 44.5 cm.
Dates: 1809-06-30