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Cosmas and Damian: a southern Italian story of tolerance, sex, war, religion, and medicine

Giorgina Barbara Piccoli Martina Ferraresi Orbassano, Torino, Italy   Figure 1 – Sts. Cosmas and Damian Riace, Italy, GB Piccoli In a time of war, terror, and religious intolerance, it may be worth reconsidering our roots as physicians and healers. Most physicians are acquainted with some aspects of the story of the twin brothers, Cosmas […]