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The School of Public Heath, Harvard University

Registration number 20060927W

This certifies that the heraldic arms of The School of Public Heath, Harvard University are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent on a cross patonce throughout Sable five fleurs-de-lis Or, on a chief Gules three open books Argent, edges, covers, and clasps Or, on the books the letters VE RI TAS Sable.


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Design rationale

The seal of the School of Public Health is drawn from the arms used by the family of Dr. Henry P. Walcott, the school’s founding professor. It displays a black cross with five gold fleurs-de-lis, one each at the center and at the terminus of each arm, and the chief of Harvard.

The seals of the Medical School, School of Dental Medicine, and School of Public Health were designed by Pierre de Chaignon la Rose (class of 1895 ) on the occasion of the University’s tercentenary in 1936. He worked with the University historian, Samuel Eliot Morison, and others, to design the seals, based upon the arms of the University and the arms of each school’s founders, the tradition practiced by the Colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


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