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The Caduceus is easily recognized as a staff topped off by a knob with flanked wings. On the Caduceus staff there are two snakes criss-crossing their way to Medical Symbol History. The use of the medical symbol stems thousands of years. It has two representations. One is the staff of Asclepius, and the other, 17 Mar 2011 Medical symbol : A staff or rod with a snake curled around it is the staff (the rod) of Aesculapius (also called Asklepios), Many " medical " organisations use a symbol of a short rod entwined by two snakes and topped by a pair of wings, which is actually the caduceus or magic wand This article is about the Greek symbol. For the medical symbol often mistakenly referred to as a caduceus, see Rod of Asclepius.
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