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What is the name of the symbol you see on a medical alert bracelet with a snake wrapped around a rod?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Caduceus

Caduceus.

In brief: Caduceus

Caduceus.
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Dr. Stuart Rhein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Caduceus

The caduceus is the staff carried by hermes in greek mythology.
It is the symbol used on the medi-alert bracelet.

In brief: Caduceus

The caduceus is the staff carried by hermes in greek mythology.
It is the symbol used on the medi-alert bracelet.
Dr. Stuart Rhein
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

In brief: Rod of Asclepius

It is the serpent entwined rod wielded by the greek god asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine.
It is often confused with the staff of the greek god hermes the caduceus. The us army corp adopted the caduceus in 1902 and it was this that may have popularized the erroneous use of the caduceus as the symbol of the medical field.

In brief: Rod of Asclepius

It is the serpent entwined rod wielded by the greek god asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine.
It is often confused with the staff of the greek god hermes the caduceus. The us army corp adopted the caduceus in 1902 and it was this that may have popularized the erroneous use of the caduceus as the symbol of the medical field.
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