Question by  Mark85 (24)

Where does the medicine symbol come from?


Answer by  spicykissa (201)

The medical symbol of snakes wrapped around a rod comes from the Greek myth of a demigod named Asclepius, who is said to have to been the first doctor. The snakes represent wisdom, and the rod is his rod.


Answer by  eaglover (394)

The symbol is called a caduceus and comes from Hermes, the messenger of gods. It was carried as a symbol of peace.

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