Very rare Greek commemorative bronze medal for surgeon Apostolos Psaltov, one of the last managers of the Greek hospital of Smyrna ( Saint Charalampos- Graikiko nosokomeio). Obv: Apost.Psaltov bust with inscription ΑΠΟΣΤ. ΨΑΛΤΩΦ ΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΩ ΟΙ ΣΥΝΑΔΕΛΦΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΙ ΘΑΥΜΑΣΤΑΙ 1886-1911 (to Apost.Psaltov surgeon ,the colleagues , friends and fans 1886-1911).Engraver : Π. ΡΕΝΙΕΡΗΣ ,marked below bust. Rev: a view of the Greek hospital’s garden in Smyrna and the inscription ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΝ ΝΟΣΟΚΟΜΕΙΟ ΣΜΥΡΝΗΣ Ο ΑΓΙΟΣ ΧΑΡΑΛΑΜΠΟΣ (Greek hospital of Smyrna Saint Charalampos). Diameter :72mm , weight :167,7g , condition: AU cleaned
The former Orthodox Hospital Agios Charalambos, with its chapel, like many others was destroyed in the 1922 fire. It was the biggest hospital of Smyrna with 260 beds and had a separate building serving as a lunatic asylum and a rest home for the aged people. The location of this building equates to the modern Behçet Uz Children’s Hospital stands today on Şehit Nevres street.