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The medal's obverse depicts the quarter left profile of William Crawford Gorgas, the 22nd Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and promoter of sanitary programs in Panama to combat yellow fever and malaria. A mosquito is pictured just over his proper left shoulder. On the medal's reverse, two shirtless men work back-to-back. One wields a shovel while the other holds a pickax.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
obverse: WILLIAM CRAWFORD GORGAS / 1854 / 1920 / ABRAM BELSKIE / Sc. reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / 1969 / PANAMA / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.
Gorgas, William Crawford, 1854-1920; New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
coins & medals
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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