Two snakes or one? How we get the symbol for Medicine wrong

Healthcare is full of antiquity, not surprising for a venture as old as humanity itself. Humans have always got sick and always turned to wise men and women and the divine to help them. With that comes symbols and provenance. Wound Man. The Red Cross. The Rod of Asclepius.

Ah yes, the Rod of Asclepius, the Ancient Greek God of healing. It’s a prominent symbol of…