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National Tuberculosis Association, Will Ross Medal

1952 Joseph E. Renier Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 3 in. (7.7 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier 1967.93.43 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 3



Luce Center Label

Will Ross (1888-1951) shared his experience of tuberculosis in his books, My Personal Experience with Tuberculosis and I Wanted to Live. After years of recoveries and relapses, Ross became an activist for tuberculosis education and treatment, and in 1944 he served as president of the National Tuberculosis Association. Today’s American Lung Association uses as its trademark the cross that appears on the reverse of Joseph Renier’s medal.

Keywords

Miscellaneous - homage - Ross

Miscellaneous - written matter - inscription

Portrait male - Ross, Will - bust

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Joseph E. Renier

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

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