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Lucien Howe Medal

Lucien Howe Medal

Accession №1995.020.00002
CategoryAward Medal
PurposeNumismatics
Specific NameLucien Howe Medal
Artist/MakerAmerican Ophthalmological Society
Date1922

Description

Howe medal consists of a red cross on a green laurel wreath. In the center is a white circle with the words "Prize in Ophthalmology" surrounding a white shield with the initials "A.O.S." Medal is suspended from a gold bar with a red, white and blue ribbon. This is the very first Howe medal ever awarded by the American Ophthalmological Society in 1922. It is inscribed on the back: "To Dr. Carl Koller, Discoverer of Local Anaesthesia".

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