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William Henry Welch (1850-1934) was a physician, pathologist, bacteriologist, and dean of The Johns Hopkins Medical School. In the fall of 1910, shortly after Dr. Welch was elected president of the American Medical Association, some of his friends and students gathered to discuss how they might “demonstrate publicly their admiration and affection for their master and friend.” The upshot of the discussion was that the artist, Victor David Brenner (1871-1924), be requested to design a medallion of Dr. Welch, and that bronze reproductions be made available to those who wished to subscribe for them. This is one of those reproductions. The obverse has a portrait bust to right, ‘WILLIAM H. WELCH” at the bottom, and “V. D. Brenner, Sc.” in the upper right. The reverse has a rose and “FROM HIS FRIENDS.”
Ref: In Honor of William H. Welch (Baltimore, 1910).
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Medal; Commemorative & Association Items
Physical Description
metal, bronze (overall material)
average spatial: 7.7 cm x 5.7 cm x.4 cm; 3 1/16 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/16 in
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Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
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National Museum of American History
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