1929 Surgeon William Beaumont Boston Physiological Congress Nude Males Medal!
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Here is a very nice old commemorative medal made of bronze, in quite splendid condition overall, measuring app. 2" across, with a plain edge about 1/8" thick. This attractive tribute to "The Father of Gastric Physiology" shows only the slightest wear, with just some minute spots and imperfections nothing serious, and it has great color, with full, crisp detail. I have not cleaned the medal in any manner, and some of the photos have been "enhanced" for clarity. A somewhat high obverse relief makes it about 1/4" thick at the middle, and the medal weighs a decent 2.4 ounces.The obverse pictures the renowned medical man wearing a high uniform collar and facing left, with "William Beaumont - A.D. 1785 - 1853" around the portrait, the artist's signature in tiny letters at the shoulder. I cannot make it all out, but it appears to end in "Miller". The reverse pictures two nude males holding a flaming torch aloft while standing on a world globe, and across the center is "XIII International Physiological Congress - Boston - 1929". The edge is stamped "Medallic Art Co. N.Y." Don't bypass this one! $4.99