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Physicians -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Rush medical casebook, 1811-1812

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents In the casebook, Rush provided brief histories for his treatment of about 75 individuals. Entries generally included the year, patient's name, presented medical issue, dates of treatment, prescriptions applied, pulses noted, and the progression or resolution of the problem. Rheumatism was the most common complaint, along with dropsy (edema), pneumonia, diarrhea, and mania. Among the other illnesses listed were palsy (paralysis), fever, typhus, epilepsy, consumption, scurvy, hydrothorax,...
Dates: 1811-1812

Medical statements and receipts, 1766-1810

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents

Includes statements and receipts for medicines, advice, consultations, and sundries. In one case, Rush collected a fee on behalf of another physician. Julia Stockton Rush also served as collector, along with her husband. Includes a receipt from Richard Henderson in Leesburg, Va., for payment on the account of Mr. Carter, who had been a patient in Rush's care (see Letters series).

Dates: 1766-1810