1894 International Medical Congress Medal
Congress held in Rome
The Eleventh International Medical Congress was held in Rome. The opening ceremony took place in the Costanzi Theatre and was attended by the King and Queen of Italy.
A speech was given by Professor Virchow of Berlin who was loudly cheered. The British representative was Sir William MacCormac.
The medal shows Aesculapius, the Greek God of medicine, and his symbol, a serpent. Aesculapius (and his snake) are seen on the BAUS Coat of Arms.
The International Medical Congress series started in Paris in 1867, and continued until 1913 in London.
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