Item #E27246 Rush: Revolution, Madness and The Visonary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father. Stephen Fried.

Rush: Revolution, Madness and The Visonary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father

New York: Crown, 2018. Hardcover. Fine, tight copy in equally fine dust jacket. Hardcover. Illustrated endpapers. 597 pp. with bibliography, index. Illustrations. Biography of Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), the Philadelphia-based physician, was a protge of Benjamin Franklin, teh editor of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense", and George Washington's surgeon general. He was fiercely pro-independence, a vocal opponent to slavery and prejudice by race,religion or gender, and a champion of public education. As a doctor he was called "The American Hippocrates" and his insights into mental illness and institutional reforms of the mentally unwell revolutionized the understanding of that area of medicine. Fine / fine. Item #E27246
ISBN: 9780804140065

Price: $22.95

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