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Overview The Benjamin and Julia Stockton Rush papers include letters, writings, financial records, a few legal documents and one educational record. Benjamin Rush's personal and professional outgoing letters, with some incoming letters, cover a wide variety of topics, but focus primarily on medical concerns, particularly the 1793 and other yellow fever epidemics in Philadelphia, as well as mental illness and its treatment, and the medical department of the Continental Army. There are a few letters from...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1766-1845 and undated
Found in: Your Name Here Special Collections
- Subject: Mental illness -- Treatment -- United States -- History -- 19th century X