Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Bronze Medal

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Background

This medal was struck to honor Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. for his many outstanding contributions as a heart surgeon to the Nation.

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Coin Characteristics

The obverse design depicts Dr. DeBakey in full scrubs with a surgery team in the background.

The reverse design features an anatomical heart placed prominently over a globe, representing Dr. DeBakey’s teachings on cardiovascular procedures to surgeons around the world. The heart is encircled by a ribbon with an inscribed quote by Dr. DeBakey.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY, M.D.
  • ACT OF CONGRESS 2007

Reverse Inscriptions

  •  THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE HAS BEEN MY OBJECTIVE IN LIFE

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Artist Information

Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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