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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1969

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

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.

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

3154.23

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 Crawford Gorgas Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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