Benjamin Rush commonplace book, 1792-1813 1792-1813


Benjamin Rush commonplace book, 1792-1813, 1792-1813

Benjamin Rush commonplace book, 1792-1813 1792-1813

This item contains entries about prominent people (primarily accounts of their deaths); Philadelphia events and gossip; the Pennsylvania Hospital; questions for Meriwether Lewis on Indian physical history, medicine, morals, and religion; and his views on marriage, religion, physicians, etc. Also includes meeting with Captain Wells and Little Turtle; speculations on Indian skin color at the equator.

1.0 Volume(s); 1 volume, 373 p.

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