Dr. Benjamin Rush
“Unless we put Medical Freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic... The Constitution of the Republic should make special provisions for Medical Freedom as well as Religious Freedom.” —DR. BENJAMIN RUSH, George Washington’s personal doctor and a signer of the Declaration of Independence
Dr. Rush used depletion therapy (bloodletting) during the Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of 1793, insisting that there is only ONE disease due to irregular convulsive action in the [vascular] system affected. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1312212/
The critical tone and title of this 2000 Baylor University Medical Center article makes me think that Dr. Rush was NOT a Freemason but a free thinker. As for President George Washington, he has been hoodwinked into being written up as a Freemason.
From Book 3, Sub Rosa America:
“Unfortunately, the French Revolution delayed the arrival of The Original Writings of the Order and the Sect of the Illuminati to all heads of church and state in Europe and America. Your George Washington finally read them, however, and on September 25, 1798 sent a letter to Reverend G.W. Snyder.” Hans unfolded a well-worn paper and read aloud—
Mount Vernon, September 25, 1798. Sir: Many apologies are due to you, for my not acknowledging the receipt of your obliging favour of the 22d. Ulto, and for not thanking you, at an earlier period for the Book you had the goodness to send me. I have heard much of the nefarious, and dangerous plan, and doctrines of the Illuminati, but never saw the Book until you were pleased to send it to me. The same causes which have prevented my acknowledging the receipt of your letter have prevented my reading the Book, hitherto; namely, the multiplicity of matters which pressed upon me before, and the debilitated state in which I was left after a severe fever had been removed. And which allows me to add little more now than thanks for your kind wishes and favourable sentiments, except to correct an error you have run into, of my Presiding over the English lodges in this Country. The fact is, I preside over none, nor have I been in one more than once or twice, within the last thirty years. I believe notwithstanding, that none of the Lodges in this Country are contaminated with the principles ascribed to the Society of the Illuminati.
With respect I am &c... George Washington