who led the Founding Fathers in calling for abolition of slavery, equal rights for women, improved medical care for injured troops, free health care for the poor, slum clearance, citywide sanitation, an end to child labor, free universal public education, humane treatment and therapy for the mentally ill, prison reform, and an end to capital punishment.
In summary, while there was a marked range of discussion about the role of religion in plans for public schooling, Benjamin Rush
was alone in imagining a universal system where religious affiliation provided the basic unit of delivery: with churches providing charity schooling in cities and children segregated themselves by religion in the countryside.
John Adams and Benjamin Rush
were mistaken in speculating that America might someday revert to the monarchical government she had known under the British Crown.
Printers such as Robert Bell increasingly published and disseminated the work of physicians such as Benjamin Rush
, who described how a person's network of nerves connected one's mind to one's body and implied how a similar set of connections linked each individual in society.
Friendship and healing; the dreams of John Adams and Benjamin Rush
, a physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence (Katcher 1993).
Pickens Hospital in Greenville, SC, was elected vice president of the Benjamin Rush
Society (BRS) at its annual meeting January 20-22, 2010, in Grand Cayman, British West Indies.
However, Benjamin Rush
, a leading eighteenth-century physician claimed that alcoholism is a disease of the will, in 1774.
The best known of these was Benjamin Rush
, a member of the Continental Congress.
predicted that Witherspoon's "works will probably preserve his name to the end of time" (p.
We have to remember that one of the brilliant signers of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Rush
, M.D., wrote with far-seeing wisdom:
It is no problem for the informed reader to identify Benjamin Rush
or Eldridge Gerry, but who was Jared Sparks, to whom Jefferson wrote a long missive on the possibility of creating a colony in Africa for the re-colonization of African slaves?