??? - 316 AD
Saint Blaise was a fourth century Bishop and physician who became famous for his treatment of diseases of the throat. He lived in Armenia. He was tortured and beheaded in 316. His expertise is still commemorated on the 3rd of February every year in Catholic Churches with the "Blessing of the throats" in memory of this patron saint of throat diseases.
Prayer to Saint Blaise
Dear bishop and lover of souls, you willingly bore heavy crosses in faithful imitation of Jesus. Similarly, with Christlike compassion you cured many sufferers. Then after undergoing horrible torture, you died as a martyr for Christ. Obtain a cure for these ills if this is agreeable to God. Amen.