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So many physicians and others were writing to him for advice that Rush published his cure and the directions for both curing and preventing the disease in the Federal Gazette newspaper.
Federal Gazette, September 12, 1793
Rubenstein Library, Duke…

Federal Gazette
September 14, 1793
Rubenstein Library, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Jalap, a dried plant root from the morning glory family that acts as a purgative, was a key component of Rush’s treatment for yellow fever.
Köhler, Fr. Eugen.
Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem…

In this letter, Rush provides a detailed description of the fever’s symptoms.
Benjamin and Julia Stockton Rush Papers
Gift of Josiah Charles Trent and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans
Rubenstein Library, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Tongues, Plate V
Pariset, Etienne.
Observations sur la fièvre jaune, faites à Cadix, en 1819 / par Pariset et Mazet.
Paris: Audot, 1820
Rubenstein Library, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Yellow Fever Patient, Plate IV
Pariset, Etienne.
Observations sur la fièvre jaune, faites à Cadix, en 1819 / par Pariset et Mazet.
Paris: Audot, 1820
Rubenstein Library, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Yellow Fever Patient, Plate III
Pariset, Etienne.
Observations sur la fièvre jaune, faites à Cadix, en 1819 / par Pariset et Mazet.
Paris: Audot, 1820
Rubenstein Library, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Yellow Fever Patient, Plate II
Pariset, Etienne.
Observations sur la fièvre jaune, faites à Cadix, en 1819 / par Pariset et Mazet.
Paris: Audot, 1820
Rubenstein Library, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Yellow Fever Patient, Plate I
Pariset, Etienne.
Observations sur la fièvre jaune, faites à Cadix, en 1819 / par Pariset et Mazet.
Paris: Audot, 1820
Rubenstein Library, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Dodson, R.W. engraving from a Painting by T. Sully.
Benjamin Rush, M.D.
History of Medicine picture file, 1523-2002 and undated, box 8.
Rubenstein Library
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
 

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