Veterinarians Origin of Logos - Rod of Asclepius & Caduceus - Two Ancient Medical Symbols Explained

Veterinarians Origin of Logos - Rod of Asclepius & Caduceus - Two Ancient Medical Symbols Explained

The Rod of Asclepius and Caduceus: Two Ancient Symbols. The Rod of Asclepius is an ancient Greek symbol associated with medicine, consisting of a serpent coiled around a rod. In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing.

In Greek mythology, the Rod of Asclepius, also known as the Staff of 
Asclepius (sometimes also spelled Asklepios or Aesculapius) and as the asklepian, is a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine. The symbol has continued to be used in modern times, where it is associated with medicine and health care, yet frequently confused with the staff of the god Hermes, the caduceus. Partial Source:

The caduceus is often used incorrectly as a symbol of healthcare organizations and medical practice, due to confusion with the traditional medical symbol, the rod of Asclepius, which has only one snake and is never depicted with wings. Partial Source:

The American Veterinary Medical Association updated its logo to be more in line with their vision and mission.

The latest AVMA logo includes the Aesculapian staff with the superimposed “V” that is central to its logo. The Association’s founding as the United States Veterinary Medical Association was over 150 years ago. Source: When the AVMA changed their Logo and why

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Posted on 07/01/2019 Veterinarians Corner 1833

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