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The Green Caste - Physicians by the Books

Physicians -

"On the other hand, I suspect that they fear too broad a dissemination of the Caste knowledge. Physicians, interestingly, perhaps for a similar reason, tend to keep records in archaic Gorean, which is incomprehensible to most Goreans." (Magicians of Gor pg. 394)

Position of the Physician Caste in Gorean Society -

(Tarl Cabot speaking with Matthew Cabot) "How is leadership determined in these cities? ..."Rulers are chosen from any High Caste." (Tarnsman of Gor pg. 42)

"The High Castes in a given city, elect an administrator and council for stated terms." (Tarnsman of Gor pg. 42)

"The High Castes, specifically the Warriors, Builders, Scribes, Initiates, and Physicians." (Tarnsman of Gor pg. 41)

"The tier nearest the floor, which denoted some preferential status, the white tier, was occupied by the Initiates, interpreters of the will of Priest Kings. In order, the ascending tiers, blue, yellow, green, and red were occupied by representatives of the Scribes, Builders, Physicians, and Warriors." (Tarnsman of Gor pg. 62)

How one joins a Caste on Gor -

"The Caste structure is relatively immobile, but is not frozen, and depends on more than birth. For example, if a child in his schooling shows that he can

raise Caste. he is permitted to do so." (Priest Kings of Gor pg. as is prescribed in their codes in spite of the fact that their respective cities may be hostile. and that a man who did not care for his Caste might be allowed by the High Council of his city. 71) Compassion at the core of Caste of Physicians - ( Tarl Cabot speaking of Iksander Physician of Turia ) "He had in the course of his practice in Turia once given treatment outside the walls to a young Tuchuk warrior." (Tarnsman of Gor pg." (Marauders of Gor pg. if a child does not show the aptitude expected of his Caste. whether it be. 18) ( Tarl Cabot speaking of Parp the Physician of Treve ) "Perhaps it was because he could not stand pain that he remained a member of the Caste of Physicians." (Assassins of Gor pg. 71) ( Vika speaking of Parp Physician of Treve ) "Perhaps he always wanted to stop suffering even that of animal or slave. for this aid given an enemy he had been exiled. as the expression is. But." (Priest Kings of Gor pg." (Priest Kings of Gor pg. 71) ( Kuurus speaking to Flaminius Physician of Ar ) "You are Flaminius. whose name was Kamchak. 9) . he is lowered in Caste. say. 42) "I knew that the Gorean Caste lines though largely following birth were not inflexible. similarly." (Priest Kings of Gor pg. members of Castes such as Physicians and Builders use the Fairs for the dissemination of information and techniques among Caste Brothers. that of the Physician or Warrior. 386) ( Tarl Cabot speaking of the Sardar Fairs ) "Further. he who had long ago loved men and chosen to wear the green robes of the Caste of Physicians. an approval usually contingent on his qualifications for the work of another Caste and the willingness of the members of the new Caste to accept him as a Caste Brother.

containing drops of blood and urine. there was a small machine with gauges and dials. vastly enlarged." (Tarnsman of Gor pg. almost of necessity." "The Physicians of Treve." (Captive of Gor pg. In this he would place slides. 92-93) ( Tarl Cabot and Vika a slave speaking of an ointment ) "The ointment will soon be absorbed. you will learn that in lighting. and on a small screen at the top of the machine." I said. On the other hand. a quiet man in the green garments of his Caste. agricultural techniques. and transportation. the samples he required were not unlike those of Earth." she said . I saw. examined me. certain pieces of his instrumentation were clearly far from primitive. thoroughly. "have marvelous medicines" "It is an ointment of Priest Kings." (Priest Kings of Gor pg. the brilliance which men might have turned to destructive channels was then diverted. to other fields. shelter. The instruments he used." she said. flecks of tissue. "In a few minutes there will be no trace of it nor of the cuts. the Priest Kings have limited man severely on this planet in many respects. what reminded me of an image witnessed under a microscope. 30) ( Matthew Cabot speaking of the level of technology on Gor ) "On the other hand. most notably medicine" (Assassin of Gor pg. with a stylus he would note readings on the machine. or Men Below the Mountains. notably in weaponry. the Mortals. communication. 64) Medical Training on Gor - ( Tarl Cabot speaking of the freed slave Vika ) "I was pleased that she would . Further. For example. a strand of hair. the tests he performed. for example.State of Medical Technology - ( Tarl Cabot speaking of the state of technology on Gor ) " Be that as it may. and medicine. are relatively advanced. 31) ( Elinor a slave speaks of the Physicians ) "On the first day the Physician.

306) ( Jason Marshall speaking of Castes in general ) "Though one is commonly born into a Caste one is often not permitted to practice the caste craft until a suitable apprenticeship has been served. at the age of fifteen. in the practice of medicine. She is without citizenship.go to Ar. when she has a second child the second bracelet is removed. normally do not admit their women to full practice until they have borne two children. save what her Master might choose to call her. wear two bracelets on her left wrist." (Nomads of Gor pg. 210) "The women of the Physicians. enter into the full practice of her craft. she has no name. She is without Caste. bringing water and. 148-149) . When has one child one bracelet is removed." (Hunters of Gor pg. whose women are commonly trained. went to and fro." (Fighting Slave of Gor pg. binding wounds. 210) Slaves and the Caste of Physicians - "Free Women. where there was point in it. where she. She may then. Even the Physicians however. though a woman." (Fighting Slave of Gor pg. as are the boys. in many cities. The slave is an animal. if she desires. and even some Turian slave girls. 209) Position of Free Women in the Caste of Physicians - ( Jason Marshall speaking of the Caste of Physicians ) "A notable exception to the generalization that woman of a Caste normally do not engage in Caste work is the Caste of Physicians. (Priest Kings of Gor pg. might learn the craft of medicine under the masters appointed by Kazrak ( Kazrak was city administrator of Ar ). here and there. 263) ( Bosk speaking of slaves ) "In the eyes of Goreans and Gorean Law." Fighting Slave of Gor pg.

. I had seen her face.( Jason Marshal speaking of the different types of slaves ) "I have not mentioned. trying to stanch the bleeding. The Physicians daughter did the work swiftly. a needle and thread." (Priest Kings of Gor pg. intent above mine. quickly fashioned a tourniquet wrapping it securely about the remains of the mans arm." (Slave girl of Gor pg. 245) ( Sheera a slave tends to Bosk ill with fever from the poison of Tyros) " I had lain in pain and fever in my cabin. rested a laver of polished bronze." "I shivered thinking of the blade and my throat" (Priest Kings of Gor pg. a girl knelt by him. 34) ( Dina a slave speaks of Eta a slave ) "She went and brought pins. expertly. 165) ( Vika a slave works as a healer in the midst of a battle during the Nest War ) "One of the humans by the wall.. filled with water. The alteration of my slave rag was apparently the first order of the days business."Quick Cabot! " "I must make a tourniquet! " "Vika took the cloth from the wound and ripping it and using a small steel bar from the sheared wall. It seemed that Sheera had cared for me. and that is the fitful wakings. and felt her hand and a warmth. either ." (Hunters of Gor pg. such as medicine or law. tiny scissors. and a straight-bladed Gorean shaving knife. holding a cloth." (Fighting Slave of Gor pg. and sponging at side. It was Vika! . 249) Slaves and the use of steel in the service of there Masters - ( Vika a slave uses a straight razor to shave Tarl Cabot ) "Beside her on the floor. 78) . in the small stern castle of the Tesephone. a towel. slaves with professional competences.

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