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The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush

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The autobiography of Benjamin Rush, America's most celebrated 18th century physician and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, is here presented in the first complete and unexpurgated edition. Included also are the 'Commonplace Books' or diaries for the last quarter-century of Rush's life, 1789-1818.
Many of the great figures of early America history here come vividly to life. Philadelphia naturally has the largest place in the author's attention - and this book must be regarded as one of the most important volumes of Philadelphia history ever published - but national and international interest are high in these pages.
The story told by Rush covers his schooldays at West Nottingham Academy and at Princeton, his medieval studies in Philadelphia and Edinburgh, his brief term in Congress, and his long career as a physician. In passages once expunged by his son, he tells of his quarrels with Washington over alleged maladministration of the Army Medical Service. Included, too, is the important story of his dissension with fellow-physicians in the yellow-fever epidemics of the 1790's
Rush gives a detailed account of his experiences before and during the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. Another striking feature of the autobiography is a series of character sketches of all the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The Dust Jacket is intact but is torn and chipped in places as illustrated in the accompanying photos. The Book's contents are in Very Good Condition for a book of this age.

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Author(s):
Benjamin Rush
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1948
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
399
Publisher:
American Philosophical Society
Title:
The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush: Signer of the Declaration of Independence and America's Most Distinguished Eighteenth Century Physician

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The autobiography of Benjamin Rush, America's most celebrated 18th century physician and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, is here presented in the first complete and unexpurgated edition. Included also are the 'Commonplace Books' or diaries for the last quarter-century of Rush's life, 1789-1818.
Many of the great figures of early America history here come vividly to life. Philadelphia naturally has the largest place in the author's attention - and this book must be regarded as one of the most important volumes of Philadelphia history ever published - but national and international interest are high in these pages.
The story told by Rush covers his schooldays at West Nottingham Academy and at Princeton, his medieval studies in Philadelphia and Edinburgh, his brief term in Congress, and his long career as a physician. In passages once expunged by his son, he tells of his quarrels with Washington over alleged maladministration of the Army Medical Service. Included, too, is the important story of his dissension with fellow-physicians in the yellow-fever epidemics of the 1790's
Rush gives a detailed account of his experiences before and during the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. Another striking feature of the autobiography is a series of character sketches of all the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The Dust Jacket is intact but is torn and chipped in places as illustrated in the accompanying photos. The Book's contents are in Very Good Condition for a book of this age.

Author(s):
Benjamin Rush
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1948
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
399
Publisher:
American Philosophical Society
Title:
The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush: Signer of the Declaration of Independence and America's Most Distinguished Eighteenth Century Physician

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