Medical symbol - African parasite?

Jeff Gumprecht (INFECTIOUS DISEASES) jg3 at doc.mssm.edu
Tue Nov 26 11:21:38 EST 1996


Without references but by word of mouth (and now NET), the staff with two
SNAKES is the staff of Hermes the messenger and possibly used in error as
a medical symbol by many (US ARMY included).  The staff of Aesclepulus
(sp?) ie: the Caduceus appropriately has only a single Guinea worm wound
around a twig.

Jeff P Gumprecht, MD
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