Joseph E. Renier, National Tuberculosis Association, Will Ross Medal, 1952, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.43
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.
National Tuberculosis Association, Will Ross Medal
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3 in. (7.7 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
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- Portrait male – Ross, Will – bust
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