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Button: Fight Diabetes, American Diabetes Association

Button: Fight Diabetes, American Diabetes Association

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Description (Brief)
Pin-back buttons such as this one serve many purposes. They are efficient advertising vehicles, handy for fund-raising in support of a cause, concise statements of a person’s beliefs, and convenient ice-breakers for conversation. The American Diabetes Association created this one in 1984.
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Object Name
button, diabetes
date made
ca 1984
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in;.9525 cm x 5.715 cm
overall: 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 5/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 6.0325 cm x 1.5875 cm
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
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National Museum of American History
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