DoctorDID YOU KNOW?
The emblem of the medical profession is called
the "caduceus". It is depicted as a staff
entwined by two serpents. The central
branch represents the staff
of life. The two serpents point out the struggle
man faces between life and death. Due to its
ability to shed its skin and appear to regrow
its youthful look, it calls to mind renewed
health. Due to its ability to inflict a deadly
bite, it reminds one that health can be
forefeited. Physicians are faced with this
life and death struggle. The aspirations and
dangers of medical practice are clearly defined.
The sick, through wise treatment, can have
their health restored. However, there is no
guarantee and sickness can still triumph.
Three different mat colors are used to enhance
the artwork picturing a doctor's office of
yesteryear. The familiar "caduceus" pin
is included along with the three cent postage
stamp honoring doctors and a First Day Cover
commemorating the 100th anniversary of the
founding of the American Medical Association.
Both the stamp and envelope are 54 years old.
The framed picture is 17 x 16 3/4 inches and is
framed using solid oak moulding.
Our Price: $56.00