Stephen Fried Book Talk
From Douglas Smullens
This is a recording of the live book talk that took place on Wednesday, June 10th, at 6:30 pm, by award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author, Stephen Fried, on his book, RUSH: revolution, madness, and Benjamin Rush, the visionary doctor who became a founding father. Rush, a 2018 American Library Association Notable Book of the Year, was also a 2019 finalist for the George Washington Book Prize.
In a presentation entitled, “Rediscovering Benjamin Rush, Yellow Fever & the Revolutionary Early Days of Penn Medicine,” Fried discussed the monumental life of Benjamin Rush, medical pioneer and one of our most provocative and unsung Founding Fathers.
The Penn Libraries’ Biomedical Library book talk series features Penn authors and beyond. We were delighted to collaborate with the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts to feature Stephen Fried, who teaches at both Penn and Columbia Universities, and who used Kislak Center collections to conduct research for his book.
The book is available for current Penn faculty, staff, and students through Penn Libraries as an e-book as well as in print.
Copies are available for purchase through your favorite bookseller or via bookshop.org.For more information please contact: