Logo for Doctors


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Most of the doctors are using logo which is not for them. Are they ignorant or never think of it.
Red Cross on white background is the patented logo of Red Cross society, so doctors are not legally allowed to use it. Rod of Asclepius is the right logo for medical personnel, but they are using The caduceus, the traditional symbol of Hermes .

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Logo for Doctors

  1. 1. Are Doctors Ignorant?????? About their Logo
  2. 2. Most popular Logo ?????? 2
  3. 3. Are you aware that general practitioner, who flashes the Red Cross sign at their clinic, is violating a law? Can be fined up to 500 Rs. (www.mid-day.com/news/2011/jan/290111-Indian-Red-Cross-Society-Docs- hospitals-medical-bodies-Red-Cross.htm)
  4. 4. Do you know about Red Cross?  It is the official emblem and a patent of the humanitarian body, Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS).  Only designated members of Red Cross can use this logo. 4
  5. 5. Reason for using red cross  The bad law and order situation in the region  Public not recognizing them as doctors and  The belief that the emblem was a symbol of belonging to the medical profession.  Older professionals used the Red Cross emblem more frequently.  Nearly half the vehicles owned by doctors have red cross emblem 5
  6. 6. Logo for doctor There is logo for Doctors, Pharmacy, Ambulance etc… Which one for Doctor ?????????????????
  7. 7. The different approach Most common after Red Cross Used by W.H.O 7
  8. 8. What doctors are using is- Caduceus The caduceus, the traditional symbol of Hermes featuring two snakes around an often winged staff, is often mistakenly used as a symbol of medicine instead of the Rod of Asclepius, especially in the United States of America. The two-snake caduceus design has ancient and consistent associations with commerce, eloquence, trickery , and negotiation Early evidence of any symbolic association between the caduceus and medicine or medical practice is scarce and ambiguous. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caduceus _as_a_symbol_of_medicine
  9. 9. The rod of Asclepius
  10. 10. Caduceus v/s Rod of Asclepius 10
  11. 11. Logo or sign for doctors???  Asclepius -is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek religion. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters are  Hygieia-"Hygiene", the goddess/personification of health, cleanliness, and sanitation),  Iaso -the goddess of recuperation from illness),  Aceso -the goddess of the healing process),  Aglæa/Ægle-the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificenc e, and adornment), and  Panacea-the goddess of universal remedy  The rod of Asclepius a snake- entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepius 11
  12. 12. Common in India 12
  13. 13. Logos 13
  14. 14. Which should be ??????  Doctor is supposed to be one of the most intellectual of the society….  Keep this myth or fact? Alive  Use the appropriate logo… 14
  15. 15. dr.surendra.chaudhary@gmail.c om