Circa : 1950 (1902 Medical CORPS)

This solid metal casting of the caduceus is very durable and very heavy.  Commonly known for its modern association to medicine, the caduceus features two snakes winding around a winged staff. Contrary to it’s adoption as a symbol used by the U.S. Army Medical Corps in 1902, this traditional symbol of the Greek mythological figure Hermes is arguably confused with the Rod of Asclepius, the true medical symbol of Greek Mythology.

 

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