staff of Aesculapius


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staff of Aesculapius

n
(Medicine) an emblem consisting of a staff with a serpent entwined round it, used by the Royal Medical Corps and the American Medical Association. Compare caduceus2

staff′ of Aescula′pius


n.
a representation of a forked staff entwined with a serpent, used as a symbol of the medical profession.
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The serpent on the staff of Aesculapius became the symbol of medicine.
What does the medical emblem the Staff of Aesculapius consist of?
Lucia certainly knew the ser pent staff of Aesculapius from the classical text of Ovid and possibly from antique art when she applied the image as a reference to the profession of physician.