William Thomas Green Morton Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)
sculptor producer issuer
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
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
coins & medals
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
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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.
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
Mississippi State University Libraries
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).
For more information about the contents of this collection, email email@example.com.