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Tiedemann’s early research on the anatomy of the sea cucumber, sea urchin, and starfish earned him the 1812 prize of the Académie des Sciences in Paris. A commemorative bronze medal struck at the fiftieth anniversary of his doctorate, in…
The Demorest prize was created by philanthropist W. Jennings Demorest (1822-1895) in 1886 to encourage young people to recite speeches of temperance movement leaders. Its medals—silver, as here, gold, and even diamond—were presented in…

Awarded to Dr. Cannon by the War Department in 1946. The citation reads, "By his professional skill, sound judgement, and conscientious devotion to duty, he was instrumental in making it possible for young men who might otherwise have been maimed for…

This bronze medal by French artisan Leon Deschamps, honoring Harvard's president, was struck in 1907 as part of the John Harvard tercentenary celebration and depicts President Eliot at the time of the Quad's dedication. The reverse depicts the…
Commemorative badges and lapel pins were commonly distributed to attendees of the AMA meetings from the 1880s. These items were worn by members at the 1906 meeting in Boston. The badge depicts the goddess Hygeia offering a drinking vessel with a…
A number of medals were struck to commemorate Edward Jenner's research and the centennial of the first vaccinations. While most depict the physician himself, the bronze example here shows an angel draping a garland around the neck of a cow surrounded…

Verso: "Blessed is the Giver. Great fair for the Sanitary Commission, New York, May, 1864."

Recto: "Abraham Lincoln born Feb. 12, 1809."
Verso: "Soldiers' fair, Dec' 1864. Springfield, Mass."

Recto: "We gave our wealth for those who gave their health for us."
Verso: "In commemoration of the great central fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission held at Philadelphia, June 1864."

Columbia to left, waving American flag. At her feet, an eagle, shield with arrows, and boxes and barrels that are marked NW, NW SV and N.W. SAN COM. The sun setting behing mountains, artillery park, and lake with ships and monitor.

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