Latin: Aesculapius (god)
The Aesculapius staff is considered to be the appropriate symbol of medicine, not the Mercury caduceus. The Mercury symbol is incorrectly used by many U.S. medical organizations; especially by military units.
These two sections present information about Aesculepius, Asclepius with illustrations, Part 1; and Asculapius, Asklepios, Part 2. The images make it easier to appreciate and understand the origins and struggles of medicine and those ancient influences on modern medical images.