Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Anthony Abbot

  • Saints Cosmas and Damian, patron saints of doctors

    Unlike many other doctors, Cosmas and Damian were also saints. They lived in what today is modern Turkey, where they practiced healing the sick. They may also have been color blind (!), replacing (as in the paintings shown here) a patient’s gangrenous leg with one of the wrong color. But the Florentine Filippo Lippi clearly…