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Catalog Number A-0144-002
Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Description Gold medal presented posthumously to Dr. Langdon A. Cheves by the Howard Medical Society for his services during the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. Bar engraved with the name "Dr. L. A. Cheves" with a medal hanging below decorated with a laurel wreath and engraved "Howard Medical Corps" the backside is engraved "Awarded for services during the Yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, 1878, A. D. Langstaff, Prest. Howard Assocn. R. W. Mitchell Medical Director"
Date 1878
Dimensions H-2.25 W-1.5 inches
Material Gold
Place of Origin Memphis (Tenn.)
Used Howard Medical Society
Owned Dr. Langdon A. Cheves
People Cheves, Langdon Alexander, ca. 1854-1878
Langstaff, A. D.
Mitchell, R. W.
Search Terms Howard Medical Society (Memphis, Tenn.)
Subjects Associations
Death
Doctors
Gold
Laurels
Medals
Mothers
Yellow fever
Status by Appointment Only