The Chironian magazine is distributed to a readership of 16,000 faculty, alumni and employees of New York Medical College, government and community leaders, affiliated hospitals and selected media. Each issue is carefully crafted to provide a balance of articles on cutting-edge research, personality profiles, student accomplishments and alumni news from all three of NYMC schools. Inquiries can be sent to Chironian@nymc.edu.
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The Chironian magazine is named after Chiron. In Greek mythology, Chiron, called the wisest and most just of the centaurs, raised Aesculapius and instructed him in the art of healing. Noted British sculptor Abram Belskie created a sculpture called "The First Chironian." Mr. Belskie was a familiar figure at the College sometime in the late 1950s where he was creatively engaged in translating medical science into sculpture and medallic art. Renowned as a medical sculptor for his life-size scientifically correct anatomical models, Belskie worked with American physician and medical illustrator Robert L. Dickinson, M.D., on the Birth Series at New York Medical College and his Heart Series for American Heart Association, which was displayed at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Mr. Belskie also designed the Alumni Association medal and the College's centennial medal, which earned him the American Numismatic Society Saltus Medal in 1959.