Stephen Fried - Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father — in conversation with Kay Redfield Jamison

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

One of the youngest signatories of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Rush (1746-1813) was not only the personal physician to Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson—he was a founding father himself. Fried, the award-winning author of books including Appetite for America, draws on previously unpublished documents and Rush’s extensive correspondence with his better-known contemporaries to profile the doctor’s life and work. A social visionary, Rush was known as the “American Hippocrates” for his pioneering work on national healthcare, which included laying the foundations for mental health care. He was also an outspoken opponent of slavery and capital punishment, views which made him controversial in his time and may have led to his being largely written out of history for so long. Fried will be in conversation with Kay Redfield Jamison, author most recently of Robert Lowell.

 

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Non Fiction
Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father By Stephen Fried Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780804140065
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Crown - September 4th, 2018

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