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012083

Altarpiece of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian (The Sick Sacristan). Twin brothers b orn in Syria, these Christian saints martyred c303, were skilled physicians and surgeons and are shown attending a patient. Legend says they transplanted a leg from a corpse. Patron saints of surgeons.

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Altarpiece of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian (The Sick Sacristan). Twin brothers b orn in Syria, these Christian saints martyred c303, were skilled physicians and surgeons and are shown attending a patient. Legend says they transplanted a leg from a corpse. Patron saints of surgeons.