100th Anniversary of Thai Public Health (2019)



 Issue Name:

100th Anniversary of Thai Public Health

 Thai Issue Name:

100 ปี การสาธารณสุขไทย

 Issue Date:

2019/2562-06-09 (postponed to 09-24)


To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Thai Public Health

 Catalogue Number:



3 Baht

 Unused Value:

3 Baht

 Used Value:

1 Baht

 Thailex Collection:



48 x 30 mm

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Portrait painting of H.R.H. Prince Mahidon Adunyadet, Prince of Songkhla and the Prince Father, i.e. the father of both King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII) and King Bhumipol Adulyadej (Rama IX). He was a son of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) with Queen Sawang Wattana (Savang Vadhana) of whom he was the 7th child. Educated as a MD, is widely known as the Father of Modern Medicine and Public Health in Thailand. He was a resident doctor in a missionary-run hospital in Chiang Mai, and was the Thai Government's delegate to negotiate with the Rockefeller Foundation for medical aid (fig.). In the top right is the logo of the 100th Anniversary of Thai Public Health, i.e. an elongated golden vajra-like torch (fig.) with in green a stylized Thai number 100 (๑๐๐) that coils around the handle of the torch like a snake (fig.), epitomizing the medical rod of Asclepius, i.e. a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the ancient Greek god of medicine and a symbol associated with medicine and health care. In Thailand, the colour green is, alongside with the Red Cross as symbol of the Thai Red Cross Society, the accepted colour commonly used for things related to health and medical care, such as pharmacies and hospitals, that usually are indicated by a symbol in green, such as a green cross, a green star of life, a green rod of Asclepius, etc.

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Mahidol Adulyadej, Prince of Songkhla, Adulyadejvikrom, snake, Thai Red Cross Society, vajra