A Martyr and a Monk
Apr 25, 2023
EP46: Saints Cosmas and Damian
This week, Christina tells the convoluted story(s) of Saints Cosmas and Damian, the patrons of doctors and physicians, who have a complicated but important history.
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Saints Cosmas and Damian