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Description The official seal of the National Library of Medicine. According to this page, the seal was designed in 1986 by the Army Institute of Heraldry. It shows the familiar staff and serpent adapted from the staff of Aesculapius, the mythological god of medicine; an open book with three clasps which represent knowledge in three primary areas&emdash;medical research, education and practice; electronic flashes, which suggest NLM's leadership in applying new technology to communications; and laurel branches symbolizing the Library's preeminence as a medical resource available to institutions and individuals.
Source NLM image gallery (direct image URL [1]).
Author U.S. Government
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This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia produced by the United States Army Institute of Heraldry. It is in the public domain but its use is restricted by Title 18, United States Code, Section 704 [2] and the Code of Federal Regulations (32 CFR, Part 507) [3], [4]. Permission to use these images in the USA for most commercial purposes must be obtained from The Institute of Heraldry prior to their use.

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