Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Medical inquiries and observations / by Benjamin Rush.

  • Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
  • Books
  • Online

Available online

view Medical inquiries and observations / by Benjamin Rush.


Public Domain Mark
You can use this work for any purpose without restriction under copyright law.
Public Domain Mark (PDM) terms and conditions
Credit: Medical inquiries and observations / by Benjamin Rush. Public Domain Mark

About this work


Philadelphia : And Bonsal, Conrad, & Co., Norfolk, 1805.
Philadelphia : Rapin, Conrad, & Co., Washington, 1805.
Philadelphia : printed by T. & G. Palmer. Published by J. Conrad, 1805.
Philadelphia : Somervell & Conrad, Petersburg, 1805.
Philadelphia : M. & J. Conrad, Baltimore, 1805.

Physical description

4 volumes ; 8o


2nd ed., rev. and enl.


Refr: G-M 80 Note: Benjamin Rush was born in Byberry, Pennsylvania, and studied medicine at Edinburgh where he graduated M.D. in 1768. In 1769 he became professor of chemistry at Philadelphia. A friend of Benjamin Franklin and one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence, Rush was one of the most influential figures in the first hundred years of American medicine. His greatest contributions were his clinical observations, first published between 1789 and 1793. Volume 1 includes an account of the habits, diseases and remedies of the Indians of North American, and a description of the climate of Pennsylvania and its influence upon the human body. Other volumes contain descriptions of various epidemics in Philadelphia, and a defence of bloodletting. (See Major, A history of medicine, pp.724-730) "Rush probably had more influence on American medicine than any other single man." (G-M)



  • English

Where to find it

Location of original

This material has been provided by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The original may be consulted at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Permanent link