The medal shows the birth (1813) and death (1858) years of Dr. John Snow, and people getting cholera contaminated water from a neighborhood pump (at top left) in London, England. As shown above the word "Epidemiologist," the medal was created by Abram Belskie in 1971 as part of his Great Men of Medicine Series. It was commissioned of Belskie by PAM, an abbreviation of the commercial company, Presidential Art Medals, Inc. of Englewood, Ohio. This bronze medal bestows honor only on Dr. John Snow, and not the recipient, and is typically sought for its historical and medalic art quality by collectors and museums. The medal weighs 61 grams, and is about 1.75 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch at its thickest section.
Back side of enlarged JOHN SNOW MEDAL
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