Medal

Medal

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Description
The obverse of this medal has a goddess with shield and caduceus, and “CONFERRED BY / AMERICAN MEDICINE / NEW YORK CITY / 1916.” The reverse has book with lamp and “FREDERICK M. ALLEN / FOR CONSPICUOUS SERVICE / TO / HUMANITY / ‘A TRUE PHYSICIAN’.” Frederick Madison Allen (1879-1964) was an American physician who recommended a carbohydrate-restricted low-calorie diet for sufferers of diabetes mellitus.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Case
award, medal
Other Terms
Case; Commemorative and Association
date made
1916
associated dates
1916 01 01+ / 1916 01 01+, 1916 12 31- / 1916 12 31-
1916 01 01+ / 1916 01 01+, 1916 12 31- / 1916 12 31-
associated place
United States
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
fabric, velvet (overall material)
fabric, silk (overall material)
wood(?) (overall material)
brown (overall color)
white (overall color)
purple (overall color)
metal, gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1.5 cm x 7.2 cm x 7.3 cm; 9/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 2 7/8 in
overall: 2 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in; 5.08 cm x 7.3025 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
MG.260034.04
accession number
260034
catalog number
260034.04
260034.04.02
Credit Line
Mrs. Frederick Allen
subject
Medicine
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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