Laska eskulapa i kaduceusz jako symbole medyczne

Translated title of the contribution: The Staff of Aesculapius and the Caduceus as medical symbols

Michael A. Izard*

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Abstract

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.

Original languagePolish
Pages (from-to)272-274
Number of pages3
JournalNowotwory
Volume58
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Caduceus
  • Medical symbols
  • Mythology
  • Staff of Aesculapius

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    Izard, M. A. (2008). Laska eskulapa i kaduceusz jako symbole medyczne. Nowotwory, 58(3), 272-274.