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A woman holding a rod encircled by a snake leads an invalid; representing medicine. Process print after a bas-relief by U.A. Ricci.

  • Ricci, Ulysses Anthony, 1888-1960.
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1 process print : half-tone ; image 24.3 x 16.3 cm

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Phos kai Elpis. The panel, Phos kai Elpis of the American Institute of Pharmacy represents light and hope; the woman, symbolic of hope, leads the invalid toward light: ...

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Lettering continues: "the lamp on the pedestal symbolizes, in this interpretation, the knowledge to cure. The woman holds the staff of Aesculapius; the invalid follows, hoping that the science of medicine will restore him to health"

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Wellcome Library no. 26082i

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