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Medal

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Description
Established in 1822 by Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil, the National Order of the Southern Cross was given to foreign nationals “as a token of gratitude and recognition for those who have rendered significant service to the Brazilian nation." It consists of an enameled 5-pointed Maltese cross. The obverse has “REPUBLICA ESTADOS UNIDOS BRASIL.” The reverse has five stars and “BENEMENTIUM PRAEMIUS.” This example was given to Chevalier L. Jackson (1865-1958), inventor of the bronchoscope, probably in 1935. The simple blue ribbon indicates a Knight, or lowest level.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Case
medal case
commemorative item
medal
Associated Name
Jackson, Chevalier
Physical Description
leather (case material)
wood(?) (case material)
fabric, silk (overall material)
metal (overall material)
green (overall color)
white (overall color)
gold (case color)
enamel (medal material)
chartreuse (medal color)
blue, sky (overall color)
blue, royal (overall color)
blue, ice (overall color)
Measurements
case: 2.7 cm x 6.6 cm x 12.6 cm; 1 1/16 in x 2 19/32 in x 4 31/32 in
medal: 1.1 cm x 11.8 cm x 4.3 cm; 7/16 in x 4 21/32 in x 1 11/16 in
ID Number
MG.300428.348
accession number
300428
catalog number
300428.348.01
Credit Line
Chevalier Jackson Collection, from Ms. Joan Bugby
subject
Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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