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.

Benjamin Rush was a physician in Philadelphia that argued for women's education. He believed that women should receive intellectual training. He wrote "Thoughts on Female Education" This idea of female education was s big advancement.

Dr. Benjamin Rush, 18th-century physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Benjamin Rush was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania and was also known as the father of Psychiatry. He is known for his skill as a doctor more-so than his politics.

Advice for Travel and Life: Founding Father Benjamin Rush's 14 Rules for His Young Son, 1796 | Brain Pickings

Advice for Travel and Life: Founding Father Benjamin Rush’s 14 Rules for His Young Son, 1796

A Moral and Physical Thermometer. Rush, Benjamin, Boston: Manning Loring, inquiry into the effects of ardent spirits upon the human body and mind, frontispiece.

Portrait of Benjamin Rush in a banyan, 1783

12 Crazy Historical Medical Practices (PHOTOS)

Members of the Sons of Liberty. #americanrevolution #sonsofliberty

The Sons of Liberty: Who Were They and What Did They Do?

Pennsylvania Hospital History: Stories - Dr. Benjamin Rush - tranquilizer chair

The Tranquilizing Chair: Invention by "father of psychiatry" Benjamin Rush for calming agitated patients. (Rush was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Benjamin Rush Oak pen –I made from Historic Christ Church Burial Ground, final resting place of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Rush Oak pen –I made from Historic Christ Church Burial Ground, final resting place of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Rush, signer of Declaration of Independence, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Benjamin Rush, The Corporation, American Pride, American Art, American History, Constitution, John Hancock, Declaration Of Independence, American Revolutionary War

Book review: Benjamin Rush by Alyn Brodsky - US History books

I have a soft spot in my heart for historical figures that aren’t all lawyers and generals. Johnny Appleseed or painters or Betsy Ross. Benjamin Rush, a do

"The tranquilizing chair” may look fearsome, but it was actually created by Dr. Benjamin Rush as a more humane alternative to the straightjacket.

"The tranquilizing chair” may look fearsome, but it was actually created by Dr. Benjamin Rush as a more humane alternative to the straightjacket.

19th century medicine chest: Medicines bought by Lewis & Clark to take on their expedition. One such medicine, Calomel, a mercurous chloride compound, was used as a laxative & disinfectant, as well for the treatment of syphilis. It was a favorite of Lewis’s teacher Dr. Benjamin Rush, who advised giving “bilious” (constipated) patients calomel until they would salivate, however, at high doses, the mercury in the compound would reach poisonous levels causing the patient’s hair & teeth to fall…

Lewis & Clark’s Medicine Chest

Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as being properly titled, "The Father of Public Schools Under the Constitution"  penned this amazing  letter- A Defence of the Use of the Bible in Schools WallBuilders - Historical Documents

WallBuilders - Historical Documents - A Defence of the Use of the Bible in Schools

George S. Bangs is credited with starting"The Fast Mail", his grave is located in Rosehill Cemetery on Chicago's northside. So not only is this a fabulous grave, but he was also building off the work of Mr Benjamin Rush who invented Rush Delivery

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Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago - a US Postal Service train entering the final tunnel.

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