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medicine and the philosophers stone- question

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posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 10:19 PM
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Hey why is the symbol for hospital the cross with the snake; the same symbol that alchemists use for the philosophers stone? Could it be in connection with panacea?

[edit on 7-2-2006 by BruceLeroy]




posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:54 AM
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Hello Bruce

It's the Rod of Asclepius - it's a Greek thing.


en.wikipedia.org...

Regards

TD



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 10:20 AM
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It's also called a caduceus, which from my understanding it pretty much interchangeable with the Rod of Asclepius:
Caduceus



 
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