This set is one of our favorite (and most unique) vintage items. We are thrilled to present this set which includes four bronze medallions memorializing four of the world's most notable "Pathfinders in Psychiatry".
Each of the medallions or "coins" as they are sometimes called, bears the likeness of a renowned Psychiatrist.
These were commissioned by Abbott Laboratories and Medallic Art Company of New York.
The medallions include a carving in high relief of the psychiatrist's face and shoulders, as well as their names and years of birth and death.
The opposite side features a small scene and a small bit of information regarding each person's contribution to the world of psychiatry.
The set includes Jean-Martin Charcot, known as the "founder of modern neurology", Alfred Adler, the first major figure in modern psychiatry to break away from psychoanalysis and form an independent school of psychotherapy and personality theory, Adolf Meyer, a Swiss psychiatrist who rose to prominence as the president of the American Psychiatric Association and was one of the most influential figures in psychiatry in the first half of the twentieth century and finally, Karen Horney, a German-American psychoanalyst whose theories questioned traditional Freudian views on sexuality.
All four medallions come with a separate brass stand that allows for them to de displayed prominently.
These are all in wonderful condition and the detail in each piece is amazing and very, very interesting.
No matter the level of interest in psychiatry, this set is sure to arouse some very interesting conversations.
Weight: Each coin weights between 8.5 and 8.7oz without the .5oz base. Total weight of set: Approximately 2 ¼ lbs.