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Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia) letter to Julia Stockton Rush (Princeton [N.J.]), 1793 September 5

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: 1

Scope and Contents

Rush writes that he has seen 100 patients, and that he now saves almost all those he sees within the first day. He notes that some doctors rail against the cure he uses, several of them publishing false information, even though they generally have not visited patients with the fever. He chronicles the fate of several doctors that have contracted the disease. He notes that some of his friends are ashamed to see him once they fall ill. He admonishes her once more to watch the boys closely for signs of infection, for the fever will lie dormant 1 to 16 days following contraction.

Dates

  • 1793 September 5

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

2 Leaves