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February 23, 1924


JAMA. 1924;82(8):648-649. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650340058029

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To the Editor:  —The increasing use and recognition of the caduceus as an emblem of the medical profession, and the presence of cold weather, have led me to make a suggestion concerning the proper placing of this distinctive sign on the physician's motor car.As at present supplied by the American Medical Association, the emblem is accompanied by three long metal pins which are to be used in holding it tightly against the radiator. When the temperature hovers around the freezing point and it becomes necessary to employ a so-called winter front or the old fashioned radiator and hood cover, the emblem is entirely hidden. As a rule, when the physician's car is standing in a time limit parking zone, parking rules are stretched a point when this well known symbol is exposed. Some of these cold weather helps cover the whole front of the radiator, blotting out the sign

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