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Replica of the gold medal awarded to the 18 dog team drivers who carried diphtheria antitoxin from Nenana to Nome, Alaska, January 27 - February 2, 1925, for use in the epidemic. The obverse has image of sled dogs and “SERVICE - VALOR - NENANA – NOME.” The reverse has “MULFORD LABORATORIES / FOR THE CONSERVATION OF LIFE” AND “AWARDED TO / [...] / FOR HEROIC SERVICE / H. K. MULFORD CO. / PHILADELPHIA / FEBRUARY 1925.” The medal is attached to blue and yellow grosgrain ribbon.
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Object Name
antitoxin, diphtheria
commemorative medal, replica
date made
H. K. Mulford Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 3 1/4 in;.9525 cm x 5.3975 cm x 8.255 cm
medal: 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; x.3175 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of H. K. Mulford Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Health & Medicine
Antibody Initiative: Diphtheria
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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