Medal of Honored Medical Doctor of RSFSR, 1975-1995.
In silver-plated and gilded brass; riveted 2-piece
construction. The medallion measures 31.9 mm in height,
(incl. eyelet), 28.8 mm wide. Raised maker mark "MMD"
(Moscow Mint) of the early style to the reverse of the
Excellent condition. The gilt on the wreath is bright; the
silver plating is nicely preserved showing only minimal
tarnish on the reverse, no significant wear. Comes on
original suspension with very attractive, lightly worn old
The Title of Honored Medical Doctor of RSFSR was established
in January 1940, one the first two Russian Federation
honorary titles (the other was Honored School Teacher); it
was bestowed by the government of the Russian Republic along
the same lines as the "Honored" and "Peoples" titles of the
all-Union level. The medal first appeared in 1975 and was
then back-issued to all the holders of the title that had
been awarded earlier and were still alive at that point.
/"Avers 8", p. 232, fig. 1133/