Militares medici in nummis repraesentati: the heritage of military medicine in coins and medals.

Pearn, John H. (2002) Militares medici in nummis repraesentati: the heritage of military medicine in coins and medals.. Military medicine, 167 1: 1-9.

Author Pearn, John H.
Title Militares medici in nummis repraesentati: the heritage of military medicine in coins and medals.
Journal name Military medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0026-4075
Publication date 2002-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 167
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 10
Place of publication Bethesda, Md
Publisher Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
Language eng
Subject 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
C1
Abstract Coins and commemorative medals constitute one special repository of the history of military medicine. The numismatic record has proven to be the most enduring, albeit one of the most selective, records of the progress of history. Matters of health, and especially of military medicine, have been central to the endeavors and indeed the survival of many cultures and societies. Many such themes in the national and international history of military medicine are preserved in the medallic record. Coins and medallions thus constitute one record of the chronology of this profession, one parallel to that of the more traditional history to be found in oral and written records. This account presents a four-part classification of medical coins and medals of military interest. These examples include (1) medals that portray military surgeons and physicians; (2) medals that commemorate special events of military medicine: (3) coins that portray the themes of the discipline of military medicine and health; and (4) a miscellaneous group that includes such examples as disease "touch pieces" and the militarily worn medals of such bodies as the International Red Cross and the Order of St. John, the latter of which are awarded inter alia for contributions to prehospital care in the field. A representative photo archive of such exemplars is included in this account.
Keyword Military Medicine
Coins
Medals
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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