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The Resource Law and medicine in Revolutionary America : dissecting the Rush v. Cobbett trial, 1799, Linda Myrsiades

Law and medicine in Revolutionary America : dissecting the Rush v. Cobbett trial, 1799, Linda Myrsiades

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Law and medicine in Revolutionary America : dissecting the Rush v. Cobbett trial, 1799
Title
Law and medicine in Revolutionary America
Title remainder
dissecting the Rush v. Cobbett trial, 1799
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Linda Myrsiades
Title variation
Dissecting the Rush v. Cobbett trial, 1799
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Language
eng
Summary
"Law and Medicine in Revolutionary America: Dissecting the Rush v. Cobbett Trial, 1799 offers the first deep analysis of the most important libel trial in post-revolutionary America and an approach to understanding a much-studied revolutionary figure, Benjamin Rush, in a new light as a legal subject. This libel trial faced off the new nation's most prestigious physician-patriot, Benjamin Rush, against its most popular journalist, William Cobbett, the editor of Porcupine's Gazette. Studied by means of a rare and substantial surviving transcript, the trial features six litigating counsel whose narrative of events and roles provides a unique view of how the revolutionary generation saw itself and the legacy it wished to leave to its progeny. The trial is structured by assaults against medical bleeding and its premier practitioner in yellow fever epidemics of the 1790s in Philadelphia, on the one hand, and castigates the licentiousness of the press in the nation's then-capital city, on the other. As it does so, it exemplifies the much-derided litigiousness of the new nation and the threat of sedition that characterized the development of political parties and the partisan press in late eighteenth-century America"--Provided by publisher
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Myrsiades, Linda S
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in eighteenth-century America and the Atlantic world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rush, Benjamin
  • Cobbett, William
  • Trials (Libel)
  • Rush, Benjamin
  • Cobbett, William
  • Jurisprudence
  • History, 18th Century
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Law and medicine in Revolutionary America : dissecting the Rush v. Cobbett trial, 1799, Linda Myrsiades
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-259) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Benjamin Rush and the culture of medicine -- Malpractice law and Benjamin Rush -- William Cobbett and the scurrilous press -- Libel law and William Cobbett -- Sangrado v. the cloven foot, the trial -- The trial concluded
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 267 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781611461039
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2012008375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)775416615
Label
Law and medicine in Revolutionary America : dissecting the Rush v. Cobbett trial, 1799, Linda Myrsiades
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Benjamin Rush and the culture of medicine -- Malpractice law and Benjamin Rush -- William Cobbett and the scurrilous press -- Libel law and William Cobbett -- Sangrado v. the cloven foot, the trial -- The trial concluded
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 267 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781611461039
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2012008375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)775416615

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