Benjamin Rush. An Account of the Yellow Fever. 1794.


Dr. Benjamin Rush was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a noted physician. In this book, over a hundred years before Walter Reed, Rush noted that mosquitos were always prevalent at an outbreak of yellow fever. Printed by Thomas Dobson, this leather on board binding is typical of books of the period.[ME] Rush would soon become embroiled in public controversy due to attacks from the political gadfly and British expatriate William Cobbett, as discussed in relation to Cobbett's nineteenth century writings.

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