WWII Doctor Collar Insignia Sterling with Gold Plate


The Army medical department can trace its history back to 1775 and the Siege of Boston. But it was not until 27 January 1882 that a Caduceus was used to designate the Medical Corp in a hat badge. It then vanished from use until 17 July 1902 when the Caduceus in gold was authorized for wear as a collar insignia. The size of the collars has changed over the year and by WWII they were 1 inch in size as made in this reproduction. This is a museum quality reproduction of the sterling insignia for an officer with a gold plate. Sold in a set of two as would be needed for a uniform.