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Philadelphia Historical Markers, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA


Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush

Physician, humanitarian, educator, patriot leader. He signed the Declaration of Independence, opposed slavery, and supported public health & social reforms. Known as "Father of American Psychiatry." His house of birth stood here until 1969.

Website: https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=82038

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Updated: 9-17-2021