Tag Archives: Ira Rezak

Mingling medicine and medals

Ira Rezak Stony Brook, New York, United States     Silver medal by Lewis Pingo (lefc), created for the London Society for the Resuscitation of Dying (The Royal Humane Society). The Latin inscription reads: “Perhaps the little spark may be enhanced.” When I was nine or ten, my grandfather gave me a Dutch two and […]

Medicine and medals in 19th and 20th century France

Ira Rezak   Sarah Elizabeth Freeman, in the course of introducing her catalog of medical medals in the collection of the Johns Hopkins Uni­versity, quotes Warwick Wroth as saying (c 1892) that medals “are the mirrors which the men of the past delighted to hold up to every momentous event, or to every event which […]