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Benjamin Rush
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Thank you for your contribution to education reform. I will not forget what you did for future children. I understand your views on women are patriarchal, but you still valued us. We women have a lot in debited to you. Thank you for my education.
- Sully M Quinones
 Added: Oct. 6, 2014
 

- NLuciano3
 Added: Aug. 31, 2014
 
A founding father, remembered on the 239th Independence Day.
- Robert Fowler
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
 
Dear Doctor Rush, thank you for your many contributions that you give to our country. Thank you for giving me and our follow countryman OUR LIBERTY THAT WE HAVE TODAY! GOD BLESS!
- Sgt. Frank Cip.
 Added: Jul. 2, 2014
 

- David Green
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014
 
RIP.
- Sanshl
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
 

- DENA ANN
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
 
RIP
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
 
Thank you for my freedom!
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
 

- ESB 1964
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
 

- Mike
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
 

- James Snow
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
 

- Fay C. Leonard
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014
 
RIP Benjamin (C)
- SL Shippy
 Added: Mar. 1, 2014
 

- bob tarte
 Added: Jan. 2, 2014
 

- flkayakgirl83
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
 

- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
 

- David Wend
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
 
Happy Heavenly Birthday
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
 

- R I P
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
 

- Cheryll Cotten
 Added: Dec. 18, 2013
 

- P-Mack
 Added: Oct. 15, 2013
 
Thank you doctor Rush, for all your sacrifices for the betterment of mankind!
- GoddoG
 Added: Sep. 22, 2013
 

- Charles Alcaraz
 Added: Aug. 13, 2013
 
One of my favorite founding fathers. Was the first founder to call for a public school system in America--which he said should include Bible reading.
- Thankful
 Added: Jul. 4, 2013
 

- DMLeForce
 Added: Jun. 29, 2013
 
~3rd cousin~
- L Weems-Hyatt
 Added: May. 28, 2013
 

- sniksnak
 Added: Apr. 19, 2013
 
Benjamin Rush: Sir, you will be remembered as a Founding Father of the United States. You lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.You signed the Declaration of Independence and attended the Continental Congress. You served as Surgeon General in the Continental army, and was blamed for criticising George Washington. Later in life, you became a professor of chemistry, medical theory, and clinical practice at the University of Pennsylvania. You will be known as a leader of the American Enlightenment, and an enthusiastic supporter of the American Revolution. He signed the Declaration of Independence, and was a leader in Pennsylvania's ratification the Constitution in 1788. You were prominent in many reforms, especially in the areas of medicine and education and opposed slavery, advocated free public schools, and sought improved education for women and a more enlightened penal system. As a leading physician, you had a major impact on the emerging medical profession. As an Enlightenment intellectual, you were committed to organizing all medical knowledge around explanatory theories, rather than rely on empirical methods. Rush argued that illness was the result of imbalances in the body's physical system and was caused by malfunctions in the brain. Your approach prepared the way for later medical research, but Rush himself undertook none of it. You promoted public health by advocating clean environment and stressing the importance of personal and military hygiene and your study of mental disorder made him one of the founders of American psychiatry. It was in 1803, when Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis to Philadelphia to prepare for the Lewis and Clark Expedition under the tutelage of you on which you taught Lewis about frontier illnesses and the performance of bloodletting. and provided the corps with a medical kit that included: Turkish opium for nervousnessemetics to induce vomiting and medicinal wine and fifty dozen of Dr. Rush's Bilious Pills, laxatives containing more than 50% mercury, which the corps called "thunderclappers". Their meat-rich diet and lack of clean water during the expedition gave the men cause to use them frequently. Though their efficacy is questionable, their high mercury content provided an excellent tracer by which archaeologists have been able to track the corps' actual route to the Pacific. Also you are considered to be the "Father of American Psychiatry", publishing the first textbook on the subject in the United States, Medical Inquiries and Observations upon the Diseases of the Mind (1812).You undertook to classify different forms of mental illness and to theorize as to their causes and possible cures. You believed (incorrectly) that many mental illnesses were caused by disruptions of the blood circulation, or by sensory overload, and treated them with devices meant to improve circulation to the brain. In 1812, prior to your passing on this day in 1813, you helped reconcile the friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams by encouraging the two former Presidents to resume writing to each other. Thank you for helping out the problem between these 2 giants in American history. Also, thank you for courage and bravery to be part of this nation's history, remembering you after 200 years, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Apr. 19, 2013
 
Thank you for your medical contributions. RIP.
- Dr. Don
 Added: Apr. 19, 2013
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: Apr. 12, 2013
 

- John Rogers
 Added: Mar. 6, 2013
 
Than for all you did for this country. RIP.
- Sanshl
 Added: Dec. 25, 2012
 

- Vicki Brewer Sexton
 Added: Dec. 24, 2012
 

- TN MAN
 Added: Dec. 24, 2012
 
Dr. Rush,You led an amazing life and are a true patriot. I can't thank you enough for encouraging John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to continue their famous friendship. It still makes me laugh when reading a letter or diary entry by Adams where he mentions you, because it usually involves you talking his ear off. Thanks for your services and it was an honor to visit you this summer
- Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 17, 2012
 
Remembering your sacrifices..RIP
- LeeAnne
 Added: Jul. 4, 2012
 

- TurningHearts
 Added: Apr. 28, 2012
 
Rest in peace, Dr. Rush. Thank you for your service to our nation and for your dedication to its creation. You gave us a great legacy of liberty and a great nation!
- Sharon
 Added: Apr. 20, 2012
 

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Apr. 19, 2012
 
Benjamin Rush:thank you for courage and bravery to be part of this nation's history, remembering you after 199 years, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Apr. 19, 2012
 

- David Wend
 Added: Apr. 19, 2012
 
199 years
- PrairiePhoenix
 Added: Apr. 18, 2012
 
I light a candle for Benjamin Rush ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
 
Benjamin Rush:thank you for courage and bravery to be part of this nation's history, happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Dec. 24, 2011
 
rest in paece
- Kara Ponton
 Added: Dec. 24, 2011
 
Incredible man that left his mark throughout history. Grateful for your service.
- Mary Dailey Hodges
 Added: Oct. 22, 2011
 

- tbeck
 Added: Jul. 6, 2011
 
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