Medical symbol embroidery design – but it’s actually not the real symbol for medicine

By on December 2nd, 2013
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My daughter and her little friend decided to be mad scientists for Halloween. One of the key elements of their costumes were lab coats.  This presented a great opportunity for a bit of payback on my sister’s part.  Since she’s a pediatrician she has tons of lab coats lying around.  And she owes me big time.  I mean – jeez – I have given her all my designs and my ideas for embroidery projects – she could hook me up with some lab coats.

Now that Halloween has come and gone, and the lab coats have been sitting in my car for waaaay too long, and I have been to notice the embroidery on them.  Starting at the coats for all this time has given me the idea to digitize the medical symbol.

The ironic little tidbit about this symbol is that it is not actually the proper symbol for the medical field, but has been used mistakenly since the early 20th century instead of the proper symbol – the  Rod of Asclepius.  But – since it is what it is – I’m going with it.

Medical symbol on the Machine Embroidery Geek Etsy store

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