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SOM#034, Sidney Waugh, Privacy Makes Innocence, 1946
From the collection of John Birks

Numbers Issued: 1182 Bronze, 60 Silver


The theme of this medal is based on two quotations from the essay “Urn Burial” by Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682), considered by many to be the greatest prose writer of the Elizabethan Period. Sir Thomas Browne was the author of the famous “Religio Medici,” the first work in the English language dealing with the ethics of medical practice. As well as being a writer, he was a well known physician and scholar. The pastoral character of the themes chosen for this medal might be taken as indicating the sculptor’s reaction to his military experiences, but the original designs were, in fact, begun more than a year before the war.
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