Meet Dr. Benjamin Rush
There are a few famous names from the American Revolution, but there is one lesser-known figure who deserves our recognition. In this illuminating edition of COBBLESTONE Magazine, your kids will be introduced to Dr. Benjamin Rush, who was not only a Founding Father, but also the “Father of American Psychiatry.”
From receiving his degree at age 14 to being an outspoken abolitionist who published his condemnation of slavery, Dr. Benjamin Rush made an impact. You and your kids will discover how in many ways he helped lay the foundation for modern medicine even while practicing some outdated procedures. Additionally, he was America’s first chemistry professor! A truly fascinating fellow, Dr. Benjamin Rush is certainly worth getting to know.
Enjoy features including:
- Seizing Opportunity by Marcia Amidon Lusted
- Famous Physician by Mary Morton Cowan
- Colonial Diseases by Audrey DeAngelis and Gina DeAngelis
- Political Thinker by Barbara Krasner
- Patriotic Friends by Will Bremen
- The Plot Against George Washington by Barbara Krasner
- Free Medical Advice by Mary Morton Cowan
- Father of American Psychiatry by Mary Morton Cowan
- Mending Fences by Mark Clemens
- Health Care for the Poor Today by Kathiann M. Kowalski
Regular features of COBBLESTONE magazine include: Did You Know, Going Global, Freeze Frame, Your Letters, Just For Fun, Dr. D’s Mystery Hero, Spotlight On…, Say What?, and Cartoon Connection.