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Benjamin Rush

Politician, Doctor (4-Jan-1746 — 19-Apr-1813)


David Barton. Benjamin Rush: Signer of the Declaration of Independence. WallBuilder Press. 1999. 312pp.

Carl Alfred Lanning Binger. Revolutionary Doctor: Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813. W. W. Norton. 1966. 326pp.

Alyn Brodsky. Benjamin Rush: Patriot and Physician. Macmillan. 2004. 404pp.

Lyman Henry Butterfield (editor). Letters of Benjamin Rush. Princeton University Press. 1951. 1295pp. For the American Philosophical Society.

Donald J. D'Elia. Benjamin Rush: Philosopher of the American Revolution. American Philosophical Society. 1974. 113pp.

Esther Morris Douty. Patriot Doctor: The Story of Benjamin Rush. Messner. 1959. 192pp.

Harry G. Good. Benjamin Rush and His Services to American Education. Witness Press. 1918. 283pp.

Nathan Gerson Goodman. Benjamin Rush: Physician and Citizen, 1746-1813. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1934. 421pp.

Lisbeth Haakonssen. Medicine and Morals in the Enlightenment: John Gregory, Thomas Percival and Benjamin Rush. Rodopi. 1997. 247pp.

David Freeman Hawke. Benjamin Rush: Revolutionary Gadfly. Bobbs-Merrill. 1971. 490pp.

John M. Kloos. A Sense of Deity: The Republican Spirituality of Dr. Benjamin Rush. Brooklyn: Carlson. 1991. 188pp.

Winthrop Neilson; Frances Neilson. Verdict for the Doctor: The Case of Benjamin Rush. Hastings House. 1958. 245pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition (vol.23, p.857)

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.903)

  7. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.664)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.635)

  9. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.898)

  10. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.969)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.184)

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