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Guide to the Benjamin Rush Lectures circa 1775-1825

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Rush, Benjamin. Lectures

Dates:

circa 1775-1825

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 277

Size:

1 volume

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Handwritten student notes on Benjamin Rush's lectures on the basic physiological and psychological make-up and processes of human beings.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Rush, Benjamin, Lectures, Crerar Ms 277, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Rush was a well-known doctor in Philadelphia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He taught at the College of Philadelphia, the University of the State of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Scope Note

This is a volume containing student notes on the lectures of Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813). The lectures are broken up into general subjects and subsections, and they seem to be of a fairly general nature describing the basic physiological and psychological make-up and processes of human beings. Rush was a well-known doctor in Philadelphia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He taught at the College of Philadelphia, the University of the State of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence, served in the army during the war, helped in the ratification process of the Constitution, and was active in the early abolition and temperance movements. According to the records of the John Crerar Library, this is a notebook of a student who attended and recorded the lectures of Dr. Rush. At the front of the notebook, on the first flyleaf, is written the name and address: “Thomas F. Gibbs, 935 R.I. Ave,” along with the note: “Prof. Rush’s Lectures.”

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Volume 1

Crerar Ms 277