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Cosmas and Damian, Saints
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(feast day: Sep 26). As probably the most beloved of the Anargyroi (“those who heal without payment”), this uncertain eastern hagiological tradition (Syr., Gk, Arab., Georg., Lat.; three versions of the legend are distinguished: Passio Asiatica, BHG 372, 385–393, feast day: Nov 1; Passio Romana, BHG 376, feast day: Jul 1; Passio Arabica, BHG 378f., feast day: Oct 18), which is important for the history of medicine, knows of three pairs of physician brothers by this name in a large geographical area, including Rome, Constantinople,…

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Wischmeyer, Wolfgang, “Cosmas and Damian, Saints”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12225>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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