John H. Mayer narrates this well-researched biography of Benjamin Rush, "America's Hippocrates," like an enthusiastic history professor who is eager that you appreciate the contributions made by this little known Founding Father. In his clear, likable voice he tells us that Rush was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, an advocate for female education, an abolitionist, a champion for the mentally ill, and the most famous doctor in the nation. Listeners may cringe at his advocacy of bloodletting and purgatives but approve of his calls for good sanitation and public health. This audiobook is long, and even Mayer sounds weary near the close. Still, it provides historical insight and is a story well told. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9781984827203 $30.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
DD ISBN 9781984827210 $95.00
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