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Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813

 Person

Found in 143 Collections and/or Records:

Anthony Wayne (Charlestown) letter to Benjamin Rush (n. p.), 1783 January 20

 Item — Box 2: Series 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: SSC.MS.00565
Scope and Contents

Wayne describes his fever and consumption and their treatment, following his loss of blood "in defence of the rights & liberties of America, 'from her coldest, to her hottest sun.'"

Dates: 1783 January 20

Benjamin and Julia Stockton Rush papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC.MS.00565
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1766-1845 and undated

Benjamin Rush lecture or essay fragments, Undated

 Item — Box 3: Series 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Lecture or essay regarding use of cordial remedies and bleeding, a discussion of influenza, along with a 2-page partial report on an autopsy that noted the presence of a tumor in the abdomen.

Dates: Undated

Benjamin Rush medical casebook, 1811-1812

 Item — Box 3: Series 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: 1
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

Benjamin Rush (Morristown, NJ) letter to Julia Stockton Rush (Philadelphia), 1780 March 17

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents Rush writes regarding the health of Julia's uncle's family, one of whom is suffering from a stomach disorder. He also notes that Julia's father's health is deteriorating. Her father will accompany him upon his return, to be placed under another physician's care. He requests that Julia have his assistants call upon the parents of children Rush inoculated before his departure, with instructions for their care. He describes the trial of a Dr. Shippen. He mentions that the letter was written in...
Dates: 1780 March 17

Benjamin Rush (n. p.) letter to Baron Van Sach (n. p.), 1812 September 28

 Item — Box 2: Series 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush's copy of a letter assuring the Baron he has read all of the medical segments of Van Sach's letters from Surinam, regarding the origins of infectious disease, including yellow fever and influenza. He commends Van Sach on his plans for preventing fevers in Surinam.

Dates: 1812 September 28

Benjamin Rush (n. p.) letter to John Thompson (Edinburgh), 1812 October

 Item — Box 2: Series 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush's copy of a letter he wrote regarding his memories of Dr. William Cullen.

Dates: 1812 October

Benjamin Rush (n.p.) letter to Julia Stockton Rush (Princeton [N.J.]), 1798 September 27

 Item — Box 2: Series 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush reports that despite being exposed to the fever daily for two months, he is still healthy. However, he has "felt, mourned, and wept" until he could no longer do so. He reports that poor people chase him down in the street, and that he carries medicine with him in order to do all he can to help them. Free blacks and servants form a large percentage of his patients.

Dates: 1798 September 27

Benjamin Rush (n.p.) letter to Julia Stockton Rush (Princeton [N.J.]), 1798 or 1799

 Item — Box 2: Series 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush writes that deaths from fever are decreasing, and he will soon end his engagement with city hospital. He outlines activities in the family, and their preparations for her return the following week. The signature to this letter has been excised.

Dates: 1798 or 1799

Benjamin Rush (n.p.) letter to Thomas Jefferson (n. p.), 1805 June 15

 Item — Box 2: Series 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Copy of a letter Rush composed to Jefferson regarding appointments Jefferson has made, as well as the impact of yellow fever epidemics on commerce with Europe.

Dates: 1805 June 15

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Object 142
Collection 1
 
Subject
Yellow Fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 65
Yellow Fever -- Epidemiology -- Pennsylvania 64
Yellow fever -- 18th century 64
Yellow fever -- Treatment 24
Yellow Fever -- therapy 23
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United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Medical care 6
Medicine, Military -- United States -- History -- 18th century 5
Mental illness -- Treatment -- United States -- History -- 19th century 4
Bloodletting 3
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions 3
Mentally ill -- Treatment -- United States -- History -- 19th century 3
Military hospitals -- United States 3
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 3
United States -- Politics and government -- 1801-1809 3
Account books 2
Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 18th century 2
Burial -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century 2
Communicable Disease Control -- History 2
Communicable diseases 2
Death -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century 2
Diaries 2
Disease Transmission, Infectious -- History 2
Epidemics 2
Home economics -- Pennsylvania -- Accounting 2
International trade 2
Physicians -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century 2
Physicians -- Records and correspondence. 2
Political culture -- United States 2
United States -- Economic conditions -- 18th century 2
United States -- Foreign relations -- France 2
Unskilled labor -- Pennsylvania 2
Vaccination -- United States -- History -- 19th century 2
Yellow Fever -- History 2
Abdomen -- Cancer. 1
Aging -- que? -- hu -- nou 1
Autopsy 1
Books and reading -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century 1
Byberry (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History 1
Capital punishment -- United States -- History 1
Childbirth -- United States -- History -- 18th Century 1
Children -- United States -- History -- 18th Century 1
Cough 1
Deeds 1
Deeds -- Pennsylvania -- Mifflin County 1
Despotism -- Great Britain 1
Diarrhea 1
Edema -- Treatment 1
Education -- United States -- History -- 18th Century 1
Education, Medical -- History -- Russia (Pre-1917) 1
Excavations (Archaeology) -- United States 1
Fever -- Early works to 1800 1
Finance, Personal -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century 1
Finance, Personal -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century 1
Firearms ownership -- United States -- 18th century 1
Fortification -- United States -- History 1
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Influence 1
Hemorrhoids 1
Hemorrhoids -- therapy 1
Herbal liqueurs -- Therapeutic use. 1
Historic sites -- United States 1
History of Medicine -- Russia (Pre-1917) 1
Horses -- Diseases -- Early works to 1800 1
Horses -- Diseases -- Treatment 1
Households -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century 1
Households -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century 1
Influenza 1
Land tenure -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century 1
Land titles -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century 1
Louisiana Purchase 1
Man-woman relationships -- 18th century 1
Mania 1
Medical care, Cost of -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Medical education -- United States 1
Medical records -- Pennsylvania 1
Medicine -- Practice -- Accounting 1
Medicine -- Practice -- Pennsylvania 1
Medicine -- Practice -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Medicine -- Practice -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 18th century 1
Medicine -- Practice -- United States -- 18th century 1
Medicine -- Practice -- United States -- 19th century 1
Medicine -- Russia -- History -- 19th century 1
Medicine -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Medicine -- United States -- History 1
Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- United States -- History -- 19th century 1
Mercury 1
Midwives -- United States -- History -- 18th Century 1
Monetary policy -- United States -- History -- 18th Century 1
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 18th century 1
Older people -- Health and hygiene 1
Older people -- Psychology 1
Parturition 1
Pediatrics -- 18th century 1
Pennsylvania -- Description and travel -- 18th century 1
Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century 1
Pennsylvania -- Social life and customs. 1
Physicians -- Correspondence 1
Physicians -- Diaries 1
Physicians -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th Century 1
Pneumonia -- Treatment 1
Political participation -- United States 1
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