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American Heart Association Medal

1952 or 1956 Joseph E. Renier Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier 1967.93.38 Not currently on view


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The American Heart Association was established in 1924 to educate the public about heart disease prevention. The two figures in Joseph Renier's design represent cooperation between science and industry in creating medical and pharmaceutical advances. The rising sun in the background symbolizes the hope of a future without heart disease.

Keywords

Architecture Interior - science - laboratory

Emblem - heart

Figure group - male

Object - tool - microscope

Occupation - medicine - doctor

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Joseph E. Renier

Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966

About Medallic Art Company

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