Large Pair of Inscribed Silver Medical Medals, 1832
Medical Medals (pair) - Large; cased - Sheffield 1832 by James Dixon & Son - 7cm diameter; 140g combined weight. Case: 11cm x 8cm - KS/2319a
These are a super-quality, hefty pair of large silver medals with similar engraved medicine-related presentation inscriptions. The pair are housed in their original hinged case with two loop catches - a very welcome original addition as generally the cases rarely survive.
Both medals are inscribed to obverse and reverse. The inscriptions read:
Medal 1: "The Manchester School of Medicine and Surgery Pine Street behind the Royal Infirmary" and "This medal was awarded by Dr. James L. Bardsley to Mr Thomas Lavery for excelling in the examinations on the practice of materia medica during the session of 1832"
Medal 2: "The Manchester School of Medicine and Surgery Pine Street behind the Royal Infirmary" and "This medal was awarded to Mr Thomas Lavery by D.J.L. Bardsley for excelling in the examinations on the practice of physics during the session of 1833".
Sir James Lomax Bardsley (1801-1876) was a noted physician, one-time president of the Royal Medical Society and an early instigator of the British Medical Association. For more information see this link on Wikipedia: Sir James Lomax Bardsley
Dr. Thomas Lavery was a medical student at Manchester Royal Infirmary and later practiced in the city.