Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia) letter to Julia Stockton Rush (Trenton [N.J.]), 1793 August 29-30

Box 1, Folder 16
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
1 Leaf
Physical description:
3 pages; 32 cm
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Rush provides a detailed account of the yellow fever epidemic, describing its varied presentation among individuals. He notes that the violence of the fever has caused Philadelphians to mistake it for plague. He points out that common remedies have all failed, but he consults with Dr. Caspar Wistar regarding treatments.

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Gift of Josiah Charles Trent Collection, 1956

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