4.5 Linear Feet (4.5 linear ft)
Restrictions on Access
Some restrictions on access.
Language of Materials
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Scope and content
The papers of Benjamin F. Rush, Jr. span the years 1961-1969. The bulk of the records date from 1962-1969, during Dr. Rush's tenure at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Rush moved to the University in 1962 when he was appointed as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the new College of Medicine. The collection includes correspondence, reports and drafts of reports, grant proposals, operative records, surgical protocols, pamphlets and brochures, and photographs. Correspondents include medical researchers and educators, foreign medical students, equipment vendors, Dr. Rush's relatives, and surgery patients. The operative records, correspondence with family members, and correspondence with surgery patients are restricted. While at the University of Kentucky, the National Institute of Health, the Army, and the American Cancer Society supported research and training conducted by Dr. Rush. Documented topics of research include hemorrhagic and traumatic shock, and renal physiology. In addition to his activities at the University, he was an active member of the American Cancer Society, and was president of its Kentucky Division in 1969. The collection reflects his membership in many other professional societies.
Part of the RBHS Special Collections in the History of Medicine Repository