Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Saint Damian

  • Saints Cosmas and Damian, patron saints of doctors

    Saints Francis, Lawrence, Cosmas, John the Baptist, Damian, Anthony Abbot, and Peter Filippo Lippi National Gallery, London   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…