54. What does the medical symbol stand for? Hermes was the god of commerce, so this symbol has been used incorrectly to identify the medical profession. The correct symbol is the Rod of Asclepius, the god of healing and medicine. The Rod of Asclepius has a staff and one serpent.

54. What does the medical symbol stand for?

Hermes was the god of commerce, so this symbol has been used incorrectly to identify the medical profession. The correct symbol is the Rod of Asclepius, the god of healing and medicine. The Rod of Asclepius has a staff and one serpent.