Saints Cosmas and Damian, and the Ethiopian Leg
— Twin bothers Cosmas and Damian were third century physcians and Christian martyrs that were born in Cilicia (Located today in now Turkey). The brothers were believed to have possessed supernatural abilities to heal.
One of their most famous miracles was grafting the leg of a deceased Ethiopian onto a patient suffering an ulcered leg. This legendary event is a central theme honoring the two brothers.
The two brothers would be latered martyred for their Christian faith. Their feast day is hosted the first Sunday of November called the Feast of the Synaxis of the Unmercenary Physicians. The basilica of Santi Cosma e Damiano is a church in Rome, Italy, located in the Roman Forum. It is one of the ancient churches called tituli, of which cardinals are patrons as deacons: the Cardinal Deacon of the Titulus Ss. Cosmae et Damiani is Giovanni Cheli. The basilica, devoted to the two Greek brothers, doctors, martyrs and saints Cosmas and Damian, is located in the Forum of Vespasian, also known as the Forum of Peace.