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Benjamin Rush, a great patriot. This is a good, brief overview of his life.

Benjamin Rush is born - Dec 24, 1745 -

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We did not listen! Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1746 – April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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If You Bling It. Melinda Everitt. Close to My Heart. Sugar Rush. Stamp of the Month.

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The “Tranquillizing Chair” was created by Dr. Benjamin Rush as a more humane alternative to the straightjacket. Rush was one of the few to recognize that mental illness could be diagnosed, classified, & treated, & was not the result of “possession” by demons. He helped upgrade patient conditions & advocated occupational therapy, encouraging patients to sew, garden, listen to music or exercise.

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Benjamin Rush - Rush was active in the Sons of Liberty and was elected to attend the provincial conference to send delegates to the Continental Congress. Thomas Paine consulted Rush when writing the profoundly influential pro-independence pamphlet Common Sense. Rush represented Pennsylvania and signed the Declaration of Independence. He also represented Philadelphia at Pennsylvania's own Constitutional Convention, and got into trouble when he criticized the new Pennsylvania Constitution of…

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Prospector's Hut Upper Dargo Gippsland Date(s) of creation: [ca. 1870] Dargo, Australia Source

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