You may not have known that the Benjamin Rush Society was founded along the lines of The Federalist Society, a national society of law students.
Thirty years ago, enterprising laws students founded a society to counter “campus orthodoxies” about the role of government. The success of The Federalist Society inspired similar efforts amongst students of foreign affairs, business, and – of course – medicine! Students of all these professions, who were concerned about inappropriate government growth, have formed societies to develop ideas, energy, and fellowship.
In the November 2011 issue of Philanthropy Magazine carries an exellent feature article, describing the founding of The Benjamin Rush Society and its sister (and mother) organizations. Read the online version here.