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Institut National de France, Academie des Sciences; Prix Montyon de Medecine et Chirurgie

Institut National de France, Academie des Sciences; Prix Montyon de Medecine et Chirurgie Gold medal

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    W. T. G. Morton and Charles T. Jackson were recognized in 1850 by the National Institute of France as co-discoverers of the anaesthetic properties and application of ether. The Montoyon Prize was a gold medal and cash, or the recipient could decline the medal and include its value in the cash award. Morton used the prize money to have a gold collar made for the award. The collar is solid with engraved wreaths on both sides, and framed with twisted gold rope, which also forms a suspension loop.