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The ancient Roman belief about the heart

The ancient Romans believed there was a vein extending from the fourth finger of the left hand directly to the heart.

In the medieval period in Salisbury, England, the groom was told to place a ring on the bride's fourth finger during a marriage ceremony, because of that vein.

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