Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-291) and index.
The making of a physician -- The making of a patriot -- Broken by a cannon ball -- The Revolution is not over -- My friends in jails -- Murder by war -- Hundred days of doom -- "You cannot die now, doctor!" -- Bleed, bleed, bleed -- Father of psychiatry -- On the causes of death -- Healing the last wound -- Post mortem -- Appendix A. Selected writings of Benjamin Rush by topic -- Appendix B. Medical inquiries and observations by Benjamin Rush -- Appendix C. Essays: literary, moral & philosophical -- Appendix D. Thomas Jefferson's syllabus of an estimate of the merit of the doctrines of Jesus, compared with those of others.
"A revealing biography of Dr. Benjamin Rush--fiery signer of the Declaration of Independence, prominent physician, ardent politician, zealous social reformer, passionate humanitarian, and dedicated educator."--Provided by publisher.