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Caduceus

Caduceus

a staff with two oppositely twined serpents and surmounted by two wings; emblem of the U.S. Army medical corps. For veterinary medicine the double serpent was changed in 1972 to its present form with a single serpent.

See: staff of aesculapius.

Origin: L. The staff of Mercury; g. Keryx herald, the staff of hermes


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Origin of Medicine Symbol

hi, i make some research on this and fin out that mythologically, the Caduceus was the staff Apollo gave Hermes, which had the power of generating accord, or agreement. It was worn by heralds as a mark of their office and was adopted by the medical profession.

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by kiekyon
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:51 pm
 
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Origin of Medicine Symbol

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&hs=tDc&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=caduceus&spell=1 Oh I don't need to write any thing out its basicaly here in the link at the bottom (of course) is the biblical reference to the symbol. thanx ...

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by Linn
Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:18 am
 
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Origin of Medicine Symbol

For the wings and the origin and symbolic of caduceus see [url=http://drblayney.com/Asclepius.html] here[url]. In short the medical caduceus should be with only one snake and no wings, and was asclepios (god of medicin symbol), but the Hermes caduceus ...

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by canalon
Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:48 pm
 
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Origin of Medicine Symbol

... (and it does predate the Greek symbol), it's kind of a stretch to connect keeping snakes away with healing (to my mind, at least). Plus, Caduceus was associated with healing existing problems, not just prevention of their causes. And even if the Greek symbol came from the Biblical one ...

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by Khaiy
Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:42 pm
 
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Origin of Medicine Symbol

... possible source from another time). But the reasoning that I've heard was that the Greek god of medecine, Aesculapius, had a familiar named Caduceus, which was a snake. People would go to one of Aesculapius' temples and pray for healing, and in some cases their answers supposedly came in ...

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by Khaiy
Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:38 am
 
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