Medical bill from Benjamin Rush to Samuel Meredith, 1794 April 1

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About this Item

Creator
Rush, Benjamin , 1754-1844
Type
Invoices.
Language
English
Origin
Pennsylvania
Description
1 manuscript.
Date
1794
Repository
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990146067220203941

Content Notes

Receipted medical bill rendered to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, merchant and United States Treasurer Samuel Meredith (1741-1817) from Dr. Benjamin Rush (1746-1813) for visits and medical services for Meredith and his family from 1793 to 1794.

Biographical Notes

Benjamin Rush (1746-1813), A.B., College of New Jersey (Princeton); M.D., University of Edinburgh, was a Philadelphia physician and professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. During his tenure there, Rush served as Professor of Chemistry (1769-1789); Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine (1789-1791, 1796-1813); and Professor of the Institutes of Medicine and Clinical Practice (1791-1813). He was employed as a surgeon at Pennsylvania Hospital from 1784 until his death. In addition, Rush was a member of Second Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence, and he was Surgeon General of the Middle Department of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.