Staff of aesculapius

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staff of Aesculapius

A rod with only one serpent encircling it and without wings; symbol of medicine and emblem of the american Medical Association, royal Army medical Corps (Britain), and Royal Canadian Medical Corps.

See: caduceus.

Origin: L. Aesculapius, G. Asklepios, god of medicine