The obverse of this rectangular bronze medal has portrait bust to right and “WILLIAM SYDNEY THAYER” and “BALTIMORE 1912.” The reverse is blank. William Sydney Thayer (1864-1932) was a research scientist and professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University Medical School. This medal was struck after Harvard failed to lure Thayer away from Baltimore. The “J. M. Miller” inscription identifies the sculptor, Joseph Maxwell Miller (1877-1933).

Date Made: 1912Associated Dates: 1912 01 01+ / 1912 01 01+, 1912 12 31- / 1912 12 31-

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Maryland, Baltimore

Subject: Medicine

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Credit Line: Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.302606.384Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.384

Object Name: MedalOther Terms: Medal; Commemorative & Association Items

Physical Description: metal, brass (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 7.7 cm x 5.7 cm x .2 cm; 3 1/16 in x 2 1/4 in x 1/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1110211

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