Item VC051-i051053 - 21st General Hospital US Army Unit Crest lapel pin.

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VC051-i051053

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21st General Hospital US Army Unit Crest lapel pin.

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  • ca. 1942 (Creation)

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Realia ; 2.5 x 2 cm.

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The overall shape of the crest is that of the acacia tree. The maroon background is superimposed with a yellow fleur-de-lis and a silver nightingale. The silver scroll at the base bears the Latin inscription, "REVIRESCO." The acacia tree was selected because the astringent medicine, catechu or cutch, is drawn from this thorny Egyptian tree. Maroon is a color used for the Army Medical Department. The fleur-de-lis represents the unit's service in France, and the nightingale is symbolic of Florence Nightingale's unprecedented medical efforts. "Reviresco" means "I flourish again," and is indicative of the unit's prime mission, the rejuvenation of patients.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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