Event: Benjamin Rush portal at University of Pennsylania, Sept. 8th at 1.30

*posted on behalf of Barbara Cavanaugh and Penn’s Biomedical Library*

Please join us for a special virtual event on Sept. 8th at 1:30pm:

Benjamin Rush biographer and Penn faculty member Stephen Fried will discuss new access to Rush’s writings, the nascent Rush Papers Project by Penn Libraries and the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Penn Libraries’ evolving Benjamin Rush Portal which unifies and makes accessible original Rush source materials. This includes a section on the 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic, which of course has special interest in current times. It’s possible to follow Rush’s writings on the epidemic as it unfolded.

Fried will describe how the Portal has blossomed thanks to the work of Yen Ho, a library science intern at the Penn Libraries Biomedical Library working under his guidance.

Please follow this link for more information and to register:


Best regards to everyone,


Share this Post