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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1966

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

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

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3154.24

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

William Thomas Green Morton Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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