National Tuberculosis Association, Will Ross Medal

  • Joseph E. Renier, National Tuberculosis Association, Will Ross Medal, 1952, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.43

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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.

Title
National Tuberculosis Association, Will Ross Medal
Artist
Founder
Date
1952
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 in. (7.7 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Ross, Will – bust
Object Number
1967.93.43
Palette
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