Selected study unit - Medical Subjects Unit

One of the highlights at National Topical Stamp Show 2012 was the presentation of the Distinguished Topical Philatelist award, which this year was presented to Frederick C. Skvara. He has served as editor of the Americana Philatelic News, the journal of the study unit selected for last week's website highlight, but also as the editor of Scalpel & Tongs, the quarterly journal of the Medical Subjects Unit. This study unit was founded in 1952 to examine all facets of medicine as it appears on philatelic materials. This includes not only traditional medical practice, but also related fields such as dentistry, pharmacy, the Red Cross and veterinary medicine. As we can see in the stamps for this week's slide show, even the most squeamish of collectors can enjoy this philatelic topic.

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