The possible origins and meanings of the two most famous medical symbols, the Staff of Aesculapius and the Caduceus, are discussed. Reference is made to the Bible, and to Greek and Roman mythology. Modern usage of these symbols is also commented upon.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The Staff of Aesculapius and the Caduceus as medical symbols
|Number of pages
|Published - 2008
- Medical symbols
- Staff of Aesculapius