Nov/Dec 2020 edition
Issue #13 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
John & Henri Boggs
Dedicated to our Medical workers
There was a time in this country when medical profession badges were proudly displayed on automobiles. These badges identified the automobile owner as a member of the medical community. Many factors have led to their demise, including automobile designs and the lack of an appropriate area to display the badges. Medical badges also disappeared due to liability issues. Medical professionals are now protected by the “Good Samaritan” law or act, but that was not always the case. By the time these laws were passed in the 1980s, badges had given way to window stickers if anything at all was displayed.
The badges featured in this article are a small sampling of the medical profession badges that were produced in the past and are by no means all inclusive. Many badges exist for other medical disciplines and offer the collector a wide range of badges in the medical field. We have included price ranges for the badges pictured, but how do you place a value on one’s health and well-being? Invaluable and priceless!
Thank you to all of the first responders and medical professionals that help and protect us during normal times and especially during this Coronavirus pandemic. They are on the front lines every day and deserve our heartfelt thanks and gratitude.
Stay Safe and Keep on Collecting!
John Boggs & Henri Boggs
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