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101919 | HUNGARY. Hogyes Endre/Vaccination cast bronze Medal.

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    101919  |  HUNGARY. Hőgyes Endre cast bronze Medal. Issued 1948. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the doctor and professor of pathology at the University of Budapest (70mm, 244.54 g, 12h). By Csúcs F.

     

    DR HŐGYЄS ЄNDRЄ, bare head left / SZÜLETÉSE 100 ÉVF, Endre standing left, inoculating male patient in his bicep. Edge: Three hallmarks, and some filing marks as made.

     

    Medicina in Nummis II, 264.

     

    As made. Deep brown-tan surfaces, with intense relief.

     

    Following Louis Pasteur's successful development of a vaccine for rabies, Hőgyes was instrumental in establishing the Research Institute of Rabies in Budapest. There, antirabies serum was manufactured, aiding in the treatment of a disease that, at the time, had no real answers.

     

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