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Benjamin (1745–1813). American physician, born in Philadelphia, and educated at Princeton and the University of Edinburgh. He helped found the Philadelphia Dispensary in 1786, and was physician to Pennsylvania Hospital, where he introduced clinical instruction. Rush protested against improper treatment of the insane until the legislature made provision for construction of a ward for them at Pennsylvania Hospital. He served as a surgeon in the Continental Army, and with James Pemberton founded the first antislavery society in America. As a member of the Continental Congress, Rush was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and in 1787 he was a member of the Pennsylvania convention that adopted the Federal Constitution.
peristaltic rush; a powerful wave of contractile activity that travels very long distances down the small intestine, caused by intense irritation or unusual distention.
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Q. What makes Bipolar so common and known? i mean where all the rush come from?
A. i think that today people are more aware of mental health then the past, giving bipolar sufferers a chance to speak about their problems and not to hide them. this is very good! people are afraid most of the time from the concept of mental illnesses, and the internet gave the tremendous power of information to the general population. and people start to realize that mental illnesses are the same like any other.
Q. Hey ! i am sensitive to light , every time i go out with a short sleeve i get this red rush all over.. what can i do ?
A. You should see a dermatologist or even your personal physician when this happens. Sensitivity to light is common in various medical conditions you should get checked up for.More discussions about rush
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