Medal

Medal

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Description
The obverse of this bronze medal has a portrait bust to left and “HENRY JACOB BIGELOW 1818-1890.” The reverse has “BOSTON SURGICAL SOCIETY FOUNDED 1914” and “AWARDED TO / JOHN M. T. FINNEY / 1932 / FOR / CONTRIBUTIONS / TO THE / ADVANCEMENT OF / SURGERY.” John Miller Turpin Finney (1863-1942) was the chief surgical consultant for the Allied Expeditionary Forces in World War I. He was also a founder and the first president of the American College of Surgeons, and he operated at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Other Terms
Medal; Commemorative & Association Items
associated dates
1810 01 01+ / 1810 01 01+, 1890 12 31- / 1890 12 31-
1932 01 01+ / 1932 01 01+, 1932 12 31- / 1932 12 31-
1914 01 01+ / 1914 01 01+, 1914 12 31- / 1914 12 31-
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial:.4 cm x 8 cm; x 3/16 in x 3 1/8 in
ID Number
MG.302606.600
accession number
302606
catalog number
302606.600
Credit Line
Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
subject
Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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