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Medical Symbols 101

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Do you know the difference between a caduceus and the Cup of Hygieia? Or the Rx and the Staff of Asklepios? You may have worked in healthcare for a decade, but do you know where these historical symbols come from? Test yourself now.

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    This symbol is composed of a single serpent entwined around a staff.

The Staff of Asklepios is the international symbol of medicine.