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Medical Mail: Proto-telehealth and Scientific Celebrity in Benjamin Rush’s World

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Uncover the lesser-known facets of Benjamin Rush, the esteemed Philadelphia physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence. While often recognized among historians of medicine, his true level of fame among contemporaries remains a fascinating exploration. Join us on a journey through Rush's world by examining his extensive incoming mail—over 2,000 letters exchanged between 1770 and 1813.

This talk not only sheds light on the perceptions of Rush and scientific medicine within the medical community but also illuminates their impact on patients and the broader public during the turn of the nineteenth century. Don't miss this captivating exploration into the dynamic communication and collaboration that shaped medical practices of the era.

Date and Time

Monday, March 11 2024 – 3:30 to 4:45PM
Add to Calendar 20240311T153000Z 20240311T164500Z America/Chicago Medical Mail: Proto-telehealth and Scientific Celebrity in Benjamin Rush’s World <p>Uncover the lesser-known facets of Benjamin Rush, the esteemed Philadelphia physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence. While often recognized among historians of medicine, his true level of fame among contemporaries remains a fascinating exploration. Join us on a journey through Rush's world by examining his extensive incoming mail—over 2,000 letters exchanged between 1770 and 1813.</p> <p>This talk not only sheds light on the perceptions of Rush and scientific medicine within the medical community but also illuminates their impact on patients and the broader public during the turn of the nineteenth century. Don't miss this captivating exploration into the dynamic communication and collaboration that shaped medical practices of the era.</p> Hixson-Lied G04 2555 Burt St Omaha, NE 68178

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Hixson-Lied G04
2555 Burt St
Omaha, NE 68178
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