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The medal's obverse design features a bust portrait of William Thomas Green Morton, an American dentist who gave the first public demonstration of ether anesthesia. The the Rod of Asclepius is also pictured with a sun in the background. A multi-neck round chemistry flask is pictured at the rod's proper right, while a chain of leaves is pictured behind the portrait. On the reverse, a man lies on his back with his knees lifted as vapor-like shapes swirl around his body.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 19©66 / WILLIAM / THOMAS / GREEN MORTON revere: R•O•R / ABRAM BELSKIE Sc. edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868; New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
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[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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