Of heliotropes and hemorrhoids
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- Bonello, J.C., Cohen, H. & Gorlin, R.J. Dis Colon Rectum (1985) 28: 702. doi:10.1007/BF02560277
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During the Middle Ages, an integral part of the therapy for certain ailments included supplication to “patron” saints for possible divine intervention. Through legends surrounding his life, St. Fiacre, a 7th century Irish monk, has become the patron saint for hemorrhoid sufferers.