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The golden wand of medicine : a history of the caduceus symbol in medicine

Author: Walter J Friedlander
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1992.
Series: Contributions in medical studies, no. 35.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Caduceus, two entwined snakes set upon a rod, was the ancient symbol of Hermes, the Greek god of merchants. Today, it is a common and popular symbol of the medical professions. This book traces  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Friedlander, Walter J., 1919-
Golden wand of medicine.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1992
(OCoLC)607825176
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter J Friedlander
ISBN: 0313280231 9780313280238
OCLC Number: 24246627
Description: xii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Definition of the Caduceus; Development of the Structure of the Caduceus; Hermes; The Egyptian Hermes; The Caduceus in Medicine - 16th through 19th Centuries; The Caduceus as a Printer's Mark; The US Army's Medical Department Adopts the Caduceus; The Present; Summary; Appendix I - Persistence of Confusion about Hermes; Appendix II - History of the American Medical Association's Official Symbol.
Series Title: Contributions in medical studies, no. 35.
Responsibility: Walter J. Friedlander ; foreword by Robert P. Hudson.

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