Benjamin Rush (1746-1813) was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian and founder of Dickinson College.  He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania and signed the Declaration of Independence.  He served as Surgeon General in the Continental Army and is remembered for his criticism of George Washington.

Benjamin Rush (1746-1813) was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian and founder of Dickinson College. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania and signed the Declaration of Independence. He served as Surgeon General in the Continental Army and is remembered for his criticism of George Washington.

According to quotes attributed to early Americans Dr. Benjamin Rush and Thomas Jefferson, medical freedom should have been inserted into the Constitution as part of the Bill of Rights.  The fact that medical freedom has not been included in the Constitution's Bill of Rights has resulted in the establishment of “Pharmaceutical Medicine” as the only “officially” acceptable medicine and fostered the suppression of all other forms of valid healing.  All unacceptable forms of medicine not cons...

According to quotes attributed to early Americans Dr. Benjamin Rush and Thomas Jefferson, medical freedom should have been inserted into the Constitution as part of the Bill of Rights. The fact that medical freedom has not been included in the Constitution's Bill of Rights has resulted in the establishment of “Pharmaceutical Medicine” as the only “officially” acceptable medicine and fostered the suppression of all other forms of valid healing. All unacceptable forms of medicine not cons...

Pennsylvania Hospital History: Stories - Dr. Benjamin Rush - tranquilizer chair

Pennsylvania Hospital History: Stories - Dr. Benjamin Rush - tranquilizer chair

Benjamin Rush is best known for his political activities during the American Revolution, including signing the Declaration of Independence.

Benjamin Rush is best known for his political activities during the American Revolution, including signing the Declaration of Independence.

We did not listen! Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1746 – April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

We did not listen! Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1746 – April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

The “Tranquillizing Chair” was  created by Dr. Benjamin Rush as a more humane alternative to the straightjacket. Rush was one of the few to recognize that mental illness could be diagnosed, classified, & treated, & was not the result  of “possession” by demons. He helped upgrade patient conditions & advocated occupational therapy, encouraging patients to sew, garden, listen to music or exercise.

The “Tranquillizing Chair” was created by Dr. Benjamin Rush as a more humane alternative to the straightjacket. Rush was one of the few to recognize that mental illness could be diagnosed, classified, & treated, & was not the result of “possession” by demons. He helped upgrade patient conditions & advocated occupational therapy, encouraging patients to sew, garden, listen to music or exercise.

Benjamin Rush grave site, signer of Declaration of Independence~~Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, PA, US

Benjamin Rush grave site, signer of Declaration of Independence~~Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, PA, US

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