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The Resource Rush : revolution, madness, and the visionary doctor who became a founding father, Stephen Fried

Rush : revolution, madness, and the visionary doctor who became a founding father, Stephen Fried

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Rush : revolution, madness, and the visionary doctor who became a founding father
Title
Rush
Title remainder
revolution, madness, and the visionary doctor who became a founding father
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Fried
Title variation
  • Benjamin Rush
  • Revolution, madness, and the visionary doctor who became a founding father
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The remarkable story of Benjamin Rush, medical pioneer and one of our nation's most provocative and unsung Founding Fathers ... One of the youngest signatories [of the Declaration of Independence] ... he was also, among stiff competition, one of the most visionary. A brilliant physician and writer, Rush was known as the "American Hippocrates" for pioneering national healthcare and revolutionizing treatment of mental illness and addiction. Yet medicine is only part of his legacy. Dr. Rush was both a progressive thorn in the side of the American political establishment--a vocal opponent of slavery, capital punishment, and prejudice by race, religion or gender--and close friends with its most prominent leaders. He was the protégé of Franklin, the editor of Common Sense, Washington's surgeon general, and the broker of peace between Adams and Jefferson, yet his stubborn convictions more than once threatened his career and his place in the narrative of America's founding. Drawing on a trove of previously unpublished letters and images, the voluminous correspondence between Rush and his better-known counterparts, and his candid and incisive personal writings ... Stephen Fried ... finally installs Dr. Rush in the pantheon of great American leaders."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.R85
LC item number
F75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rush : revolution, madness, and the visionary doctor who became a founding father, Stephen Fried
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 560-573) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Turbulent spirit -- American Hippocrates
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
597 pages
Isbn
9780804140065
Lccn
2018016147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028492840
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
on1049711757
Label
Rush : revolution, madness, and the visionary doctor who became a founding father, Stephen Fried
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 560-573) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Turbulent spirit -- American Hippocrates
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
597 pages
Isbn
9780804140065
Lccn
2018016147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028492840
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
on1049711757

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