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May 5, 1888

THE MONUMENT FUND IN HONOR OF DR. BENJAMIN RUSH.

JAMA. 1888;X(18):560. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400440020007

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Abstract

Two years since the American Medical Association adopted resolutions in favor of having a suitable monument erected in Washington to the memory of Dr. Benjamin Rush, of Philadelphia, who died in 1813. Preëminent as a physician, a medical teacher and writer, a tried patriot and statesman, actively participating in the struggle that gave birth to the Nation and one of the distinguished signers of the Declaration of Independence of 1776, and an example of the purity of private and social life; no other name could have been chosen that would so appropriately represent the medical profession on an enduring monument among the many that adorn the parks and lawns of our National capital.

A Committee was appointed to receive subscriptions for the purpose in sums of one dollar and upwards, from members of the profession in every part of the country. It was ascertained that the contribution of the small

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