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Medal

Medal

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Description (Brief)
This triangular medal was given to Alexander McDonald (b. 1827), an Irish immigrant, iron worker, and inventor of the McDonald surgical chair. The obverse has two standing female figures and “UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION SAINT LOUIS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / MCMIV.” The reverse has an eagle, two dolphins, and “GOLD MEDAL / LOUISIANA PURCHASE / EXPOSITION.” The medal was designed by the German-American sculptor, Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1952), and struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
award, medal
date made
1904
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
overall: 2 7/8 in x 3 in x 1/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 7.62 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
MG.M-07460
catalog number
M-07460
accession number
220307
Credit Line
Mrs. L. W. Bryant
subject
Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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