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April 18, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(16):1271. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530420039011

Historians have come to realize, especially in recent years, that medals constitute important documents of absolutely authentic significance. This is as true for the history of medicine as elsewhere, so that the description of the various medals and medallions of all kinds which has been made with such patience and discriminating study by Dr. Horatio R. Storer of Newport, a former vice-president of the American Medical Association, is likely to be a great help to those who wish to write about medical history. A recent article by him in the American Journal of Numismatics1 on "The Medals, Jetons and Tokens Illustrative of the Science of Medicine," is the seventy-fourth of a series of such articles that have appeared in that publication. In this particular article he discusses about twenty additional medals not previously described. Thus far 2,531 of these tokens have been described. The present list describes, beside the