Medicine

  • What level is medicine at? Who are the healers? Do you have to have a talent to heal? Who trains healers, herbalists, apothecaries, surgeons, magical and nonmagical healers?
  • What customs surround death and burial? Is there a special class of people (doctors, priests, funeral directors, untouchables) who deal with dead bodies?
  • How accurate is the diagnostic process? Do healers have ways of telling two diseases apart if they have similar symptoms? Do healers depend on standard physical medical tests (reflexes, temperature, dilated pupils) or do they normally use spells for diagnosis?
  • How expensive are healers? How available are such services to ordinary people?
  • How much is known about anatomy, physiology, pathology, psychology, and so on?
  • Are treatments based on purely practical experience, or do healers understand at least some of what they are doing? Alternatively, are there stories (true or false) about why certain remedies work or don’t work?
  • How much training does a healer normally get? Where? From whom?
  • Is healing generally a magical process?
  • Is there a reliable method of birth control? Who normally handles births? What is the mortality rate for pregnant ladies, new mothers, and children?
  • Who can become a healer? Are there various kinds of healers (herbalists, wisewomen, pharmacists, apothecaries, surgeons, doctors, nurses, witchdoctors)? If so, why are distinctions made?
  • What kinds of treatments are available? Herbal brews, vaccinations, accupuncture, surgery? How effective are they?
  • Is it possible to resurrect or resuscitate someone who has died? If so, how long is it before this becomes impossible? Before serious brain damage sets in?
  • How is insanity treated? Are there asylums or treatment centers? How effective are treatments for insanity?
  • How much do the physical differences between human and non-human races affect their medical treatment? Are there some diseases that only affect non-humans, or only humans? Are some treatments lethal to one species but effective in another? Do physicians have to specialize in non-human medicine in order to do a good job of it?

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