153
153
Rush, Benjamin
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED. PHILADELPHIA, 22 JUNE 1809
Estimate
2,5003,500
JUMP TO LOT
153
Rush, Benjamin
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED. PHILADELPHIA, 22 JUNE 1809
Estimate
2,5003,500
JUMP TO LOT

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Rush, Benjamin
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED. PHILADELPHIA, 22 JUNE 1809
Autograph letter signed ("Benjn Rush"), 2 pp. (9 3/4 x 8 in.; 248 x 203 mm), to Dr. Josephus Bradner Stuart of Albany, N.Y., with integral address leaf.  [With:] an oval gouache portrait of Rush after Charles Wilson Peale's famous portrait.

Horizontal and vertical folds, small paper loss where seal torn on address leaf (neatly restored), address leaf within narrow paper border.


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Catalogue Note

"I AM MUCH GRATIFIED IN FINDING THAT YOU COMPREHEND MY PRINCIPLES, AND THAT YOU HAVE DARED TO ADOPT THEM IN YOUR PRACTICE." BENJAMIN RUSH WRITES TO A FELLOW PHYSICIAN IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.

"Your treatment of Dr. Willard's case was judicious. The remains of his disease will I hope yield to moderately depleting, and tonic remedies according to the State of his pulse. Coffee should not be tasted by him. An issue in his arm may be useful.

"The Case of Hydrocephalus described in your letter is a curious one. I fear medicine can do nothing for it."

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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