U.S. National Institutes of Health

“An account of the origin, symptoms and treatment of the epidemic fever, which now prevails in the city of Philadelphia: in a letter from Dr. Benjamin Rush to Dr. John Rodgers” in The American Mercury, October 21, 1793

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People outside Pennsylvania followed developments in Philadelphia. During the height of the epidemic, this Connecticut newspaper dedicated three columns to a letter in which Dr. Benjamin Rush outlined his suggested treatment plan.