Sixteen introductory lectures to courses of lectures upon the institutes and practice of medicine, with a syllabus of the latter (Philadelphia : Bradford and Innskeep, 1811)

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Title

Sixteen introductory lectures to courses of lectures upon the institutes and practice of medicine, with a syllabus of the latter (Philadelphia : Bradford and Innskeep, 1811)

Subject

Medical jurisprudence.
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.

Description

This printed version of Rush’s medical lectures at the University of Pennsylvania includes an 1810 lecture on the study of medical jurisprudence—thought to be the first American treatise published on the subject. Rush opens his lecture stating,

They entertain very limited views of medicine, who suppose its objects and duties are confined exclusively to the knowledge and cure of diseases. Our science was intended to render other services to society. It was designed to extend its benefits to the protection of property and life, and to detect fraud and guilt in many of their forms. This honour has been conferred upon it by the bench and the bar, in all civilized countries both in ancient and modern times. That part of our science, which qualifies us to discharge these important civil duties, has been called medical jurisprudence…. The lectures you are about to attend upon … contain the rudiments of all that is necessary for you to know in order to render you competent witnesses in a court of justice.

Abstract

This printed version of Rush’s medical lectures at the University of Pennsylvania includes an 1810 lecture on the study of medical jurisprudence.

Creator

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.

Source

Harvard Medical Library rare book collection.

Publisher

Bradford and Innskeep

Date Created

1811.

Format

text

Extent

1 printed page

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

R740.R89 1811 c.3.

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Paul Dudley White to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1963.

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Citation

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813., “Sixteen introductory lectures to courses of lectures upon the institutes and practice of medicine, with a syllabus of the latter (Philadelphia : Bradford and Innskeep, 1811),” OnView, accessed April 17, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17790.