QUEBEC 1908 French Language Medical Congress Charlton #1150-5




Collections: Canada Medals, Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



QUEBEC 1908 French Language Medical Congress A.M.L.F.A.N 41mm x 56.5 silver plated bronze medal 57.35 grams (Charlton #1150-5)

Association des Médecins de Langue Française de L'Amerique du Nord / Association of French-Speaking Physicians of North America. The fourth convention of this group took place in Quebec in 1908

Obverse: Child drinking from cup offered by a vieled woman; rocks and shubbrey in the back ground, H. KAUTSCH


Edge: triangular Mintmark of Arthus-Bertrand BRONZE - The Charlton catalogue lists this piece as being the Paris Mint.

In 1900, Dr. Michel -Delphis Brochu, originally from the village of Saint-Lazare de Bellechasse, proposed the creation of an association that would bring together all of the French-speaking doctors on the North American continent. Dr. Brochu, who in 1902 became the first president of the Association of French - Speaking Physicians of North America (AMLFAN), responded to the desire long expressed by French-speaking physicians "to be recognized as the equals of their English-speaking colleagues […] in terms of knowledge and scientific competence”.  Their fourth convention was held at Université Laval de Québec on July 20th, 21st and 22nd 1908

Heinrich Kautsch received his first training at the Prague Goldsmith School before moving to Vienna. There he studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule under the professors Stefan Schwartz and Otto König. In 1882 he received a chair at the School of Applied Arts in Prague. In 1887 he became curator of the Industrial Museum in České Budějovice , which he reorganized. In 1888 Kautsch published his work "Goldsmith's work from the 15th to the 19th century" in German and French. In 1889 he moved to Paris , where he worked for Jean-Antoine Injalbert and Louis Auguste Roubaud . At the Paris World Exhibition in 1900, Kautsch served as a delegate for the Bosnia-Herzegovina section and as vice-president of the international jury. In 1902 he took over the organisation of the French and in 1904 the Franco-American department at the international exhibition in the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf . When the First World War broke out in 1914, Kautsch returned to Vienna. Here he created the so-called "Kaiserplakette", a donation item sold and heavily advertised by the war welfare organization "Kälteschutz". In the interwar period, Kautsch designed the wreaths for the Heldentor on Vienna's Burgring .  Robert Willey's, Dictionary of Canadian Medallists references Kautsch and makes mention of only this piece as his contribution to Canadian medals.