Rush: Revolution, Madness, and the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father

Rush: Revolution, Madness, and the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father

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By the time he was thirty, Dr. Benjamin Rush had signed the Declaration of Independence, edited Common Sense, toured Europe as Benjamin Franklin’s protégé, and become John Adams’s confidant, and was soon to be appointed Washington’s surgeon general. And as with the greatest Revolutionary minds, Rush was only just beginning his role in 1776 in the American experiment. As the new republic coalesced, he became a visionary writer and reformer; a medical pioneer whose insights and reforms revolutionized the treatment of mental illness; an opponent of slavery and prejudice by race, religion, or gender; an adviser to, and often the physician of, America’s first leaders; and “the American Hippocrates.” Rush reveals his singular life and towering legacy, installing him in the pantheon of our wisest and boldest Founding Fathers.
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ISBN: 9780804140089

Published Date: January 1, 2018

Publisher: Broadway Books

Language: English

Page Count: 604

Size: 9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.50" h