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Quiz: Do you know your medical symbols?


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Do you know the difference between a caduceus and the Cup of Hygieia? Or the Rx and the Staff of Asklepios?

You may have been a nurse for a decade, but do you know where these historical symbols come from?

Test your savvy (then get some answers!) with our three minute quiz.

This symbol incorporates a serpent wrapped around a stick.

Staff of AsklepiosThe Staff of Asklepios is the international symbol of medicine.

Staff of AsklepiosThe United States commonly uses the Staff of Asklepios as their symbol for medicine.

What does the Bowl (or Cup) of Hygieia look like?

What organizations use the Bowl (or Cup) of Hygieia as a symbol?

CadeceusWhere did the caduceus come from?

The Rx symbol comes from which Roman god?

The caduceus is two snakes entwined around which god's staff?

Askelpios is the ancient Greco-Roman god of:

Nurses commonly uses what symbol to represent their noble endeavor?

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