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Benjamin Rush, MD, ca. 1840

Benjamin Rush (1746–1813), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was a physician, politician, and well-known professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As a physician he was an early advocate of preventive medicine, and established the first free pharmacy in the United States. He was also a pioneer in the study and treatment of mental illness.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

White man sitting at a desk leaning on his left arm and reading.
  • Topic:

    Healthy Living
  • Creator:

    Thomas Sully, painter, Richard Dodsen, engraver