A rod or crude stick with a snake wound around it, signifying the art of healing and adopted as the emblem of some medical organizations, e.g., American Medical Association. Snakes were sacred to Aesculapius because they were believed to have the power to renew their youth by shedding their old skin and growing a new one. SEE: caduceus
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Aesculapius. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738558/all/staff_of_Aesculapius. Accessed December 10, 2023.
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