In 1853, a committee that included Baron Seutin, chief physician, and the entire officer corps of the health service of the Belgian army decided to offer Inspector General Jean-François Vleminckx a medal of honour in recognition of the dedicated way in which he had organised this service. The presentation of the medal, with Vleminckx's bust engraved by Leopold Wiener, took place on 1 July 1853.
|Title||Medal in Honour of Inspector-general Jean-François Vleminckx of the Health Service of the Belgian Army|
|Signatures, inscriptions, and markings||inscription and signature on the front, around the bust: J.F.VLEMINCKX INSPECTEUR GÉNAL DU SERVICE DE SANTÉ DE L' ARMÉE BELGE ; LEOPOLD WIENER ;|
|inscription and year on the reverse: A L' ORGANISATEUR / HABILE, / A L' ADMINISTRATEUR / INTÈGRE, / AU CHEF DÉVOUÉ / -- / LES OFFICIERS DU / SERVICE SANITAIRE / 1853 ;|
|Object type||medal of honour|
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male sex; man
31D14 adult man Iconclass
44C34 politician, e.g. party leader Iconclass
49G1 physician, doctor Iconclass
49G1(+1) physician, doctor (+ scholar, scientist (at work)) Iconclass
61B2(JEAN-FRANÇOIS VLEMINCKX) historical person (JEAN-FRANÇOIS VLEMINCKX) Iconclass
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