Tag: American Revolution

Lunch Bite – Benjamin Rush’s Directions for Preserving the Health of Soldiers

Join Executive Director Jack Warren for a discussion of this 1778 publication that reflected the ambition of physicians as well as American leaders to apply the insights of contemporary science to the conduct of war. This Lunch Bite accompanies the exhibition Saving Soldiers: Medical Practice in the Revolutionary War (April 1-September 18, 2022). The presentation […]

Virtual Lecture – Displaced: The Siege of Boston and the “Donation People” of 1775

In 1775, the British army seethed within Boston as the Continental Army besieged the city, compelling thousands of civilians to flee to the surrounding countryside. General George Washington and the Massachusetts Provincial Congress coordinated efforts to support the influx of displaced persons while attempting to protect the Continental Army from smallpox flaring in Boston. Many […]