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Charles Combe died; an eminent English physician and critic, and highly distinguished as a medalist.

Benedetto Pistrucci, medalist to the queen of England, died at Windsor, aged 73.

John Foy Vaillant, a celebrated French physician, medalist and traveler, died.

William Wyon, a celebrated British medalist and die sinker, died at Brighton, aged 57.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, "one skilled in medals," from medal (n.) + -ist. Meaning "medal-maker" is from 1756; that of "recipient of a medal" is from 1797.

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