Meritorious Physician of the Polish People's Republic
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The honorary title of Meritorious Physician of the Polish People's Republic was established by the Council of State in 1955. It was permanently discontinued in 1992 following the collapse of the communist regime.
It was conferred upon Polish physicians for meritorious service. Recognised merits included long and faithful service, meritorious contributions to healthcare organisations, contributions to preventative and rehabilitative medicine, and outstanding medical research. Recipients were entitled to a monetary award in the form of a pension increase.
The Badge features initials on the obverse that stand for "Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa" (Polish People's Republic) and an additional inscription that translates to "Meritorious Physician."
Obv: ZASŁUŻONY LEKARZ PRL
State Mint, Warsaw
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