Book cover of Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father by Stephen Fried
Biography & Autobiography

Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father

The monumental life of Benjamin Rush, medical pioneer and one of our most provocative and unsung Founding Fathers
By the time he was thirty, Dr. Benjamin Rush had signed the Declaration of Independence, edited Common Sense, toured Europe as Benjamin Franklin’s protégé, and become John Adams’s confidant, and was soon to be appointed Washington’s surgeon general. And as with the greatest Revolutionary minds, Rush was only just beginning his role in 1776 in the American experiment. […Learn More]