101143 | FRANCE. Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval bronze Medal.

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    101143 | FRANCE. Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval bronze Medal. Issued 1933. La maladie sera vaincue (80mm, 238.30 g, 12h). By P. Dammann at Arthus-Bertrand in Paris.

     

    PROFESSEVR A D'ARSONVAL / SON JVBILÉ MCMXXXIII, bust left / ΝΟΣΟΣ ΗΤΤΗΘΗΣΕΤΑΙ (the disease shall be overcome), in bas relief, nude female on knees, wearing cape and spearing three-headed serpentine hydra to right; RENAISSANCE FRANÇAISE. Edge: «triangle» BRONZE.

     

    Maier –. Gem Mint State. Olive-bronze surfaces, with an alluring matte nature. A great Art Deco design by one of the masters.

     

    The inventor of his eponymous galvanometer, Jacques-Arsène d’Arsonval was a famous French physician and physicist who contributed greatly to the field of electrophysiology—the science that investigated the effects of electricity on organisms. The reverse of this medal alludes to the conflict between disease and the science to combat it.

     

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