Benjamin Rush — American Scientist born on December 24, 1745, died on April 19, 1813

Benjamin Rush was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush was a civic leader in Philadelphia, where he was a physician, politician, social reformer, educator and humanitarian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania... (wikipedia)

Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.
Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it.
Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us.
Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb.