Benjamin Rush’s Directions for Preserving the Health of Soldiers
Ellen McCallister Clark
The American Revolution Institute
April 15, 2022
Library Director Ellen McCallister Clark discusses Benjamin Rush’s Directions for Preserving the Health of Soldiers from our library collections and a feature of our exhibition, Saving Soldiers: Medical Practice in the Revolutionary War. Published in 1778, Directions for Preserving the Health of Soldiers reflected the ambition of physicians as well as American leaders to apply the insights of contemporary science to the conduct of war.
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