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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. […]