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Medical records -- Pennsylvania

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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