Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Cosmas and Damien

  • Saints Damian and Cosmas removing a bullet from a man’s chest

    The renowned third century saints Cosmas and Damian were also doctors, often shown in paintings replacing a gangrenous leg with a healthy one. Here the two saints are performing an operation to remove a bullet from a patient’s chest. Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian dressing a chest wound. Oil painting by Antoine de Favray, 1748.…