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1Author:  Taylor, Robert Eveleigh.Requires cookie*
 Title:  An inaugural disputation, concerning the varieties of the human race, July 1800, 1830     
 Dates:  1830 
 Abstract:  This volume contains a manuscript copy of John Taylor's dissertation titled "An inaugural disputation, concerning the varieties of the human race." Taylor delivered this lecture at the University of Edinburgh in July 1800 to fulfill one of the requirements for a medical degree. The essay touches on many of the prominent theories about racial differences then circulating in the Atlantic World. Taylor, for instance, discusses the influence of climate on the different races and how geography affects the health.

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 Call #:  Mss.572.2.T2li.b 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  African American | Beyond Early America | Medicine 
 Genre:  Dissertations | Educational Material | Manuscript Essays | Scientific Data 
 Subjects:  Blacks. | Race. 
2Author:  Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813Requires cookie*
 Title:  Benjamin Rush correspondence, 1759-1813     
 Dates:  1759-1813 
 Abstract:  This collection of Benjamin Rush Papers was compiled by Lyman Butterfield for his biography of Rush. The papers are photocopies of Rush's correspondence.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.R89p 
 Extent:  2.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  African American | Early National Politics | Medicine | Religion 
 Genre:  General Correspondence | Political Correspondence | Research Records and Reports 
 Subjects:  Abolitionists. | African American churches | African Americans -- Religion | Medicine. | Slavery. | Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.