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

Author/creator Fried, Stephen, 1958- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : Crown, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description597 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Variant title Benjamin Rush
Portion of title Revolution, madness, and the visionary doctor who became a founding father
Contents Turbulent spirit -- American Hippocrates.
Abstract "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 Drawing on a trove of previously unpublished letters and images, the voluminous correspondence between Rush and his better-known counterparts, and his candid and incisive personal writings ...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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 560-573) and index.
LCCN 2018016147
ISBN9780804140065 (hardcover)
ISBN0804140065 (hardcover)
ISBN9780804140089 (pbk.)
ISBN0804140081 (pbk.)
Standard identifier# 40028492840
Stock numberRandom House Inc, Attn Order Entry 400 Hahn rd, Westminster, MD, USA, 21157 SAN 201-3975

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