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Last Name
Northwest Missouri State University
Website URL
United States, Medicine, American Revolution, History of Science
Additional Contact Information 660.562.1291 (work phone)

Personal Info

About Me

I am a historian of medicine and the early American republic interested in the intersections of science, medicine, and politics. My current book project Medical Independence: How Benjamin Rush Created American Medicine, 1769-1813 explores the way in which Benjamin Rush and his students promoted medical theories they believed were best suited to the new republic. In doing so Rush not only founded a distinctly American medical profession but used his position an expertise to argue for a range of political and social reforms in the name of a healthy republic. In short, this book argues that Rush’s work in science and medicine played a foundational role in the American transition from colony to nation and the social structures that characterized it in the nineteenth century.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Medicine