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The Physician's Caste is one of the five High Castes on Gor, the fourth highest of those castes.

Their Caste color is green so most Physicians wear green tunics. Though it is not explicit in the books, it seems logical that many medical specializations would form subcastes of the Physician's Caste. Obstetrics, immunology, pediatrics, and such would make valid subcastes. Certain other specializations would not be necessary on Gor so would be unlikely to form subcastes. Dentistry, psychiatry and geriatrics are fields where the need on Gor is low so they are unlikely to form full subcastes. Major cities would have a Cylinder of Physicians as they do in Ar. Though this is not described in any great detail, it appears it would contain a hospital, research laboratories, a library and maybe even living quarters for some Physicians. Each city would also have their own High Council of Physicians to aid in the governance of that caste within the city. Each Physician's Caste, in every different city, is basically autonomous.

But, Physicians from different cities do find ways to interact with each other. The Sardar Fairs, the four major fairs held each year on the plains below the Sardar Mountains, are a spectular place for the Physicians, and other Castes, to meet and share information. Caste conventions may be able to discuss general caste-wide issues. Research can be shared and compared. New discoveries spread across Gor at these fairs. These fairs are very important to the Physician's Caste.

The Physician's Caste is one of the Castes where many women actually engage in Caste work. But, in many cities, women cannot engage in the full practice of medicine until they have first bore two children. This is not a law in all cities though. Commonly, at age fifteen, a woman will don two bracelets on her left wrist. One bracelet is removed for each child born. The reason behind this prerequisite is that it is understood that professional women tend not to reproduce themselves. If this were permitted, it would serve over time to diminish the quality and size of the Caste. Thus, the rule helps to preserve the future of the Caste. The welfare of the Caste takes priority over the ambitions of specific individuals. The welfare of a larger number of individuals is more important than the welfare of a smaller number of individuals. This is an accepted given when dealing with the vast majority of Goreans. Until the woman bears two children, she will be restricted in her medical duties though the books do not detail what those specific restrictions might be. It is possible that the distinction might be what we would consider the difference between being a nurse and being a doctor.

Unfortunately, Gorean medicine is not depicted in great detail in the novels. In some ways, it is more primitive than Earth medicine. Goreans do not possess computers to help them in diagnosis or research. They do possess though many diagnostic machines that do not use computers. But, in many other ways, Gorean medicine is far more advanced than Earth. Gor has created potent drugs and serums that Earth only dreams about. And they created them without the aid of computers. Deciding what is permissible and not in Gorean medicine is not always easy due to the dearth of material in the novels on the subject.

Disease prevention is an area where Gorean medicine far surpasses Earth medicine. Disease is almost unknown on Gor except for a very few horrible diseases such as Dar-kosis and the Bazi plague. It is probably only a matter of time before even these diseases are cured.

Dar-kosis is a virulent, wasting disease and is similar in many ways to leprosy. "Dar-kosis" means "Holy Disease" and it is also known as the "Sacred Affliction" though its name is rarely mentioned. Those inflicted with the disease are commonly known as Afflicted Ones. It is highly contagious and the afflicted must wear yellow robes as a mark of their illness. Many victims also periodically clack a wooden device to warn people to stay away. Because of this, victims have much freedom of movement though if they approach a city, they risk being stoned. "Those who contract the disease are regarded by law as dead." (Assassin of Gor, p.266) This has important legal ramifications. A Free Companionship would be ended. Any will would take effect. The Afflicted lose everything. "The Afflicted are dead. The Afflicted are nameless." (Tarnsman of Gor, p.151)

The Initiate Caste feels that Dar-kosis is an instrument of the Priest-Kings to punish those who displease them. The afflicted are thus holy to the Priest Kings and it is heresy to shed their blood. Interestingly though, stoning them is not considered heresy. Initiates have constructed Dar-Kosis pits where the Afflicted may voluntarily imprison themselves. They will be provided with food and drink by men on tarns, who will drop it into the pits. Once in a Pit, an Afflicted is not permitted to leave. Because it is considered a holy disease, the Initiates will not permit the Physician's Caste to research a cure. There is little love lost between the Physicians and Initiates.

But at that time. In Schendi. Slaves that get the pox are usually killed. They have a machine like a microscope. By the events of Explorers of Gor. guilt. That would stop their research for several years. Cavities are rare because of the simple diet of Goreans and their absence of emotional stress. Bazi was struck by a plague some years ago and its port was closed by the Merchant's Caste for two years. urine. Due to its rarity. Its symptoms include pustules all over the body and a yellowing of the whites of the eyes. The mouths of slave girls are often checked by a buyer or slaver to see if she has fillings or not. After the events of Assassin of Gor. led the research program. They then created a serum. someone betrayed them to the Initiates. The Initiates petitioned Marlenus but he refused to do anything. Flaminius. The Initiates asked them to stop the research but they refused. Physicians have machines to examine blood. Some people are immune to it and for some it is only a temporary problem. Many of their tests and instruments are similar to what you would find in an Earth doctor's office.A few years before the events of Assassin of Gor. Sajel is a simple pustulant. Dental work on Gor is rarely done or needed. That is normally a sign that the girl is from Earth due to the rarity of dental work on Gor. Bazi has still not recovered from the economic tragedy of this closure. dentistry is probably not a subcaste. rapidly-spreading disease with no known cure. they could not be infected by the disease. Gieron is an allergen that causes a yellowing of the whites of the eyes. . and worry. The pox is transmitted by lice. The plague burnt itself out in about eighteen months. When this was injected into other animals. Gieron and sajel are drugs that in combination can reproduce the physical effects of this disease without causing any real injury. Others die swiftly. Soon after. first in his Caste. cultured from the urt blood. Flaminius was burned over half his body and became somewhat of a drunk. they still had Physicians checking incoming ships for signs of disease. killed some of the Physicians and ruined most of the research. is a deadly. They damaged the Cylinder. a group of armed men stormed the Cylinder of Physicians. also known as the pox. hair and other samples. The Physicians had developed a strain of urts resistant to Dar-kosis. burnt the research floors. Flaminius chooses to return to his research for a Dar-Kosis cure. Bazi plague. There would be insufficient work to support such a specialist. tissue. a group of Physicians in Ar tried to seek a cure.

The active ingredient in slave wine is sip root. It is a liquid that is soaked into a rag and held over a person's nose and mouth.They would use energy bulbs. the Caste does not exist. Though some online feel that Gorean physicians are more like herbalists. In its raw form. They rely more heavily on natural cures. Gorean doctors keep their records in archaic Gor. The raw root is bitter and this is what comes through in the liquid. and much more effective than any Earth one. such as the Barrens. It is intentionally bitter when given to slaves though for free women it might be sweetened. In its concentrated liquid form. Their healers would be more like herbalists. In those areas. In some of the more barbaric areas of Gor. Free women are often advised not to drink red wine with strangers because who knows what might be in it. It works basically immediately. despite the expense. the Plains of Turia and the jungles near Schendi. Anesthetic darts. Physicians have numerous drugs available that are often administered through hypodermics. women drink it and are protected against conception. Capture scent is similar to chloroform. In liquid form. its effects will last for three to four moons. You must remember that we are talking about the Physician's Caste that exists in the civilized cities. Numerous drugs may also be orally taken. It is tasteless but meant to be mixed with something red wine as it would be visible in water. In root form. The Red Savages in the Barrens use sip root in its raw form. Slave wine is a Gorean contraceptive. And as Earth doctors use Latin often. may also sometimes be used though they take longer to work. about forty Ihn. to have adequate light for their work. they actually use very advanced drugs. Many of those drugs are derived from plants and herbs but it is rare for those plants and herbs to be applied directly to a patient. It will render a woman unconscious in about five Ihn. It might take a bit longer against a man. their medicine is much more primitive. She will only squirm wildly for an Ihn or two and then will get sluggish until she falls limp. They do not possess medical machines or advanced drugs. It is likely other barbaric cultures do the same. Tassa powder is a reddish powder that can render one unconscious. The Physician's Caste has designed a few drugs that are commonly used by Slavers and others with similar objectives. the effects of . which may be either flung or used to stab. using herbs and plants. sip root can be chewed and used as a contraceptive.

an antidote called breeding or second wine. medical technology has advanced and its effects are now indefinite. The effects of slave wine can be nullified by a special releaser. This was not always the case. Centuries of research went into seeking a cure for aging. over the left hip. Some diseases died out and others would be later cured once the Stabilization Serums were created. On the fifth day. this did tend to strengthen stock. This is a smooth and sweet drink. In some rare people. to have the Serums. But by Blood Brothers of Gor. Children are very important to Goreans and abortion would go against much of what they believe. The initial Serums were crude but they have been carefully refined over the years. There is no evidence in the books to suggest that slave wine can cause an abortion or miscarriage. The zenith of Gorean medicine has to be the Stabilization Serums. it wears off after only a few hundred years and sometimes it even hastens aging. slave wine only lasted a month or so. died during that time. This Serum is a life extending treatment. they can take a sample from you to ensure that the Serums have taken hold. There is also no evidence to show that it is harmful to a pregnant woman. one shot a day for four days in a row. barbarian or civilized. Matthew Cabot is the only known person in the . who were suspectible to those diseases. free and slave. Its active ingredient is a derivative of the teslik plant.slave wine now last indefinitely. As it was only the resistant that survived. but they would not abort a child if they were pregnant. In the beginning of the Gor series. They are injected into the small of the back. Despite this fact. Aging was seen as a disease. They do not deny the Serums to anyone. this also meant that research into cures for other diseases was ignored. Goreans consider it the right of all people. It affects all people differently and on some rare occasions doesn't work. resulting in indefinite cell replacement without pattern deterioration. many masters still administer slave wine to their kajirae once or twice a year. gradual transformation of certain genetic structures. Free women may sell their children after birth. not an inevitable fate. This is done out of tradition and to remind girls of their slavery. Unfortunately. The effect of the Serums is an eventual. The Serums are given in a series of four shots. It was developed some five hundred years ago by the Physician's Castes of Koroba and Ar and transmitted to other Physicians at the Sardar Fairs. The Priest-Kings possess better Serums but they are for their use only. It is also capable of being transmitted to offspring. Many people.

Physician's tape is mentioned though not described. Surgery is performed by Physicians though advanced computer monitoring is not available to them. A Physician mixed several different powders. in liquid form. For a more natural purgative. bluish powder in some amber fluid. chemically sterilize and dress wounds. Though casts are never mentioned in the books. The Physician's Caste contributed their knowledge of the pain fibers of humans. The slave goad was an invention developed jointly by the Physician and Builder Castes. For most purposes. When it strikes a person. the networks of nerve endings. Because it is very expensive. inducing an altered state of consciousness. Many ports require that all slaves coming off a ship must first be immersed in slave dip to destroy any parasites they might be carrying. the leaves of the brak bush can be chewed. When the dial is at the lethal setting. The reasons for this were not explained though it is possible he was trying to inoculate her from disease. The books briefly mention a number of other drugs and medicines used on Gor. that is a type of hypnotic. each in their own goblet of water. Physicians on Gor would treat wounds like any doctor from Earth. Laxatives and emetics exist. Slave dip is a drug used much like a flea powder. The dial adjusts the intensity from unpleasant to instantly lethal. A Tuchuk once placed a dark. There are even drugs used on animals such as tranquilizers or slow drugs. it is almost never used except by professional Slavers and is unknown in many cities.books to benefit from the Serums. He also gave her the Serums at this time as well. It relaxes you. a Physician received a tarsk bit for his services. and gave them to a new slave from Earth. You can then recall details hidden in your memory and are also responsive to suggestions. Stitches and sutures are likely to be common though they are not mentioned in the books. it seems that they would also exist. The slave goad is similar to the tarn goad but is has been modified to use on humans. Casts are easy to make. . This is the only time any fee or payment is mentioned for a Physician. it emits a shower of yellow sparks. It has a switch and a dial. For tending to a minor wound. Physicians clean. the tip glows very hot and is even difficult to look at. He made a slave drink it and she went to sleep. A common function for Physicians is to tend to wounded Warriors. He came to Gor over 600 years ago. There is another drug. The Builder's Caste contributed the principles and techniques that were first developed for energy bulbs.

Without the massive technology and pollutants of Earth. Ice is commonly a luxury. these women will have once been of the Physician's Caste and were later enslaved. They generally prefer wood. Physician's are sometimes asked certain pyschological questions though it would not be the norm. They no longer belong to the Physician's Caste even though they have the requisite skills. Heart attacks and cholesterol problems would be very rare. Physicians may be more apt to use plastic though in their practice. For example. Remember that once enslaved they no longer have a Caste. A small Physician's office on the other hand might not have the financial resources to have his own cold storage area. Physicians rarely encounter other problems that are common to Earth. Many Goreans would not use plastic as it is not quite a natural material.There is little cold storage on Gor. it is available. Overall. Some might even fear the slave. . Some slaves may possess medical skills. Goreans freely accept the Caste system and the institution of slavery. A slave's owner is the one most likely to allow that slave to practice her medical skills. Plastic exists on Gor. Ice blocks would be cut from ponds in the winter and then stored in icehouses under sawdust. It seems likely that a place like the Cylinder of Physicians would have a cold storage area. If a former Physician had been enslaved. stone and metal. Frequent exercise and low fat diets would help prevent this. It would be unusual for a slave to learn medical skills after her enslavement. Psychiatrists and psychologists may not exist on Gor as most people seem quite content with their lot in life. Many Goreans would not want a slave tending to them. especially in the summer. The standard advice given is often to learn slave dance. free women sometimes ask what they can do about being frigid. Goreans would not waste advanced medical training on a mere slave. The storage of certain medical supplies would be important enough to pay the expense to do so. there is the question of whether she would be permitted to practice medicine or not. especially if surgery was needed. Most Goreans are happy and very well adjusted. most forms of cancer would also be rare. If she did learn any such skills. Though it is rarely mentioned in the books. Goreans lead healthier lives than Earth people. In general. Physicians might require cold storage for certain medical supplies. they would most likely be very basic matters.

Role-play opportunities for Physicians abound if you use some creativity. Doing research to refine or better existing medicines is also a possibility. they would wear their hair loose. Menstruation was mentioned within the books. As it is someone else's story-line. being the center of your own story-line is also very exciting. Seeking a cure for Dar-Kosis or Bazi plague can be a challenging story-line.Here are a couple brief items concerning other medical issues: Children on Gor appear to be breast fed and not bottle fed. Though that is a necessary part of role-play. during their menstrual period. But. Was that man poisoned or did he simply die of an aneurysm? . There was a passage of a veiled and robed woman in Tor who had her baby inside her cloak and was nursing it. you would have to deal with angry Initiates who would try to stop your research if they became aware of it. With Dar-Kosis. Doing autopsies and forensic investigations to solve crimes can lead to many role-play opportunities. The Physician simply abides by the desires of that person. Look how slave wine was improved over the series. What other opportunities exist for a Physician? Research can be an exciting area. They become part of someone else's story-line and not their own. rushing to one medical emergency or another. Each would present its own unique obstacles. that person generally calls the shots in what will happen. It seems many online Physicians simply are on call. They commonly wore their hair knotted in a bun on the top of their head. There was a passage describing a custom concerning Red Savage women. Forensics is another area open to potential.

. General analgesic: a patient is put into a sleeping mode to be worked upon with a heavier drug. herbs and plants can be found. before stitching and searing away. agrimony An antibiotic salve. is used to numb the affected area. Its symptoms include pustules which appear all over the body.spreading disease with no known cure.Medical Encyclopedia Here Gorean knowledge of diseases. A first aid guide to deal with wounds and burns is included. analgesics Local analgesic: a shot of a calming drug or a local application of cream. Bazi plague A deadly. analgesic A cream to numb the top layer of a smaller wound. see 'kanda'. rapidly. cures. Wait for the area to numb. and a yellowing of the whites of the eyes. Don't use kanda leaves for numbing. drugs.

open injury bleeding) To lose blood from the blood vessels.It is believed to be transmitted by little mites like insects. They are dark. but it hurts. Bruises usually result from a blow or a fall. scalp wounds) bleed profusely. externally through a natural opening (vagina). black pepper Black pepper is used to stop bleeding. Apply a cool compress to the area as soon as possible to reduce swelling. bleeding (or blood loss. Serious injuries don't always bleed heavily. discolored areas on the skin. The amount of blood is not a good way to judge the severity of an injury. are dangerous because of the risk of infection. or externally through a break in the skin. Puncture wounds. This can occur internally. and some relatively minor injuries (for example. . Do not put ice directly on the skin. bergament salve A salve used for itching and rashes. Survivors of this transports immunity to their offspring. which usually don't bleed very much. Slaves with diagnosis of this are usually exterminated as a method of containing the disease. Direct pressure will stop most external bleeding.

do not try to reposition them. 7. When the bleeding has subsided. or if shock or internal bleeding is suspected. do not remove any objects impaled in the victim. This will reduce the chances of fainting by increasing the blood flow to the brain. but not so tightly that the victim's skin beyond the wound becomes pale and cool. If nothing else is available. or on a head injury if there is a possibility of a fractured skull. do not remove it. Bandage the dressing firmly (dressings should be large enough to extend at least 1 inch beyond the edges of the wound). If bleeding continues and seeps through the material being held on the wound. However. FIRST AID for E/everyone First aid is appropriate for external bleeding. use your hand. except for an eye injury. 6. get emergency help immediately!! 1. cover the injury with a dressing. place a clean dressing over the wound. The sight of blood can be very frightening. Put pressure directly on an external wound with a sterile bandage. If bleeding is severe. but which may result in shock. even if the wound is still oozing. 5. clean cloth. . Remove any obvious loose debris or dirt from a wound. which indicates that the circulation is cut off. 8. If organs have been displaced by the wound. or even a piece of clothing. and do not apply more than very gentle pressure to stop the bleeding. on a wound that contains an embedded object. Simply place another cloth over the first one. 4. 2. Calm and reassure the victim. Lay the victim down. However. If the wound is superficial. If none is available. When it does. Maintain pressure until the bleeding stops. don't wash a wound that is deep or bleeding profusely. 3. use a piece of clean clothing.Abdominal wounds can be very serious because of the possibility of severe internal bleeding which may not be obvious externally. bind the wound dressing tightly with adhesive tape. Direct pressure is usually best for external bleeding. wash it with soap and warm water and pat dry.

Get medical help as soon as possible. or leg injury or if the position makes the victim uncomfortable. DO NOT (for those with no healing background. Get medical help. in the case of a wound on the hand or lower arm. the more likely it is that you'll be able to control the bleeding. get medical help and take steps to prevent shock. traditionally. Immobilize the injured body part. The less a wound is disturbed. raise the feet about 12 inches. with the other hand. This can cause heavier bleeding. branches of it are nailed to house doors during the Waiting Hand to protect its dwellers from bad luck for the New Year. neck. If the bleeding doesn't stop after 15 minutes of direct pressure or if the wound is too extensive to cover effectively. This will usually cause more bleeding and harm. If the bleeding is severe. doing so may cause more harm than good. Keep your fingers flat. Lay the victim flat. squeeze the main artery in the upper arm against the bone. DO NOT probe a wound or pull out any embedded object from a wound. except as a last resort. DO NOT peek at a wound to see if the bleeding is stopping.9. back. For example. DO NOT try to clean a large wound. do not place the victim in this position if there has been a head. However. add a new one on top. Instead. for example. or who are in training) DO NOT apply a tourniquet to control bleeding. DO NOT remove a dressing if it becomes soaked with blood. use pressure-point bleeding control. and cover the victim with a coat or blanket. DO NOT try to clean a wound after you get bleeding under control. 10. continue to exert pressure on the wound itself. breeding wine . brak bush A shrub whose leaves have a purgative effect when chewed.

burns (or first degree burns. causing pain. second degree burns. After flushing or soaking for several minutes. if the burn occurred in a cold environment. run cool water over the area of the burn or soak it in a cool water (not ice water) bath. Calm and reassure the victim. Protect the burn from pressure and friction. 5. and blistering. FIRST AID IN CASE OF MINOR BURNS for E/everyone 1. 3. . get the advice of a Physician. since different sources cause different types of burns. redness. If the burn does not heal normally. Third-degree burns extend into deeper tissues. Before giving first aid. treat it as a severe burn.A sweet beverage which counteracts the effects of slave wine. wet towel will also help reduce pain. redness. do not apply water. If in doubt. causing pain. also called second wine. Keep the area submerged for at least 5 minutes. Giving immediate first aid before medical help of a Physician is received may lessen the severity of the burn. 4. cover the burn with a sterile bandage (if available) or clean cloth. 2. The extract from teslik is the active ingredient in breeding wine. Knowing how the burn occurred is helpful. Second-degree burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of the skin. If the skin is unbroken. consider how extensively burned the victim is and try to determine the depth of the most serious part of the burn. swelling. A clean. cold. causing brown or blackened skin that may be numb. Burns can be extremely painful. Over-the-counter pain medications may be used to help relieve the pain. and swelling. third degree burns) First-degree burns affect the outer layer of the skin. making a slavegirl fertile. Then treat the entire burn accordingly. However. they may also help reduce inflammation and swelling.

6. neck. Do not apply any ointments. begin rescue breathing and CPR. feet. DO NOT (for those with no healing background. 4. or leg injury is suspected or if it makes the victim uncomfortable. Minor burns will usually heal without further treatment. rate of breathing. Lay the victim flat. Take steps to prevent shock. separate them with dry. cover the area of the burn with a cool. Do not remove burnt clothing (unless it comes off easily). If breathing is not a problem. groin. Make sure the burn victim is breathing. However. if breathing has stopped or if the victim's airway is blocked then open the airway and if necessary. If your clothes catch fire. moist sterile bandage (if available) of clean cloth (do no use a blanket or towel. back. nonadhesive dressings. elevate the feet about 12 inches. face. or a major joint. a sheet will do if the burned area is large. if a second-degree burn covers an area more than 2 to 3 inches in diameter. 7. and ROLL. and cover the victim with a coat or blanket. or who are in training) . rug. blood pressure) until medical help arrives. sterile. 5. or blanket to smother the flames. or lay the victim flat and roll him or her on the ground. Do not place the victim in the shock position if a head. FIRST AID IN CASE OF MAJOR BURNS for E/everyone 1.6. STOP. or if it occurred on the hands. but do ensure that the victim is not still in contact with smoldering materials. then treat the burn as a major burn (see below). 2. Continue to monitor the victim's vital signs (pulse. DROP. 3. non-synthetic material such as a wool or cotton coat. If someone is on fire. 8. Elevate the burned area and protect it from pressure and friction. buttocks. either douse him or her with water if it is available. If fingers or toes have been burned. Avoid breaking burn blisters. wrap the victim in thick.

DO NOT place a pillow under the victim's head if there is an airway burn and he or she is lying down. DO NOT give the victim anything by mouth. medical researchers and health practitioners are all members of this caste. medications. fluffy cotton dressing. This can cause shock. DO NOT apply cold compresses and do not immerse a severe burn in cold water. This is the Caste whose members are dealing with the healing arts. DO NOT disturb blistered or dead skin. having tendrils that are sometimes used as a source of drinking water. Avoid breathing or coughing on the burn. This can interfere with proper healing. butter. Physicians are regarded as non-combatants during time of war. caste of Physicians The Fourth of the High Castes of Gor. This can close the airway. if there is a severe burn. The color of the Caste of Physicians is Green. carpet plant A plant of the rainforest area inland of Schendi. adhesive bandages.DO NOT apply ointment. ice. cream. DO NOT allow the burn to become contaminated. capture scent Drug will render a person unconscious when inhaled or injected (chloroform). Surgeons. Universally. . or any household remedy to a burn. apothecaries. oil spray.

Electrocauterization is performed with a small probe.cauterization (or electrocauterization) In the cauterization process. through which an electric current is running in order to cauterize (burn or destroy) the tissue. akin to the Earth disease of leprosy. and those who afflicted from it are required to wear yellow robes. It is a safe procedure and is routinely used in surgery to burn unwanted or harmful tissue. 'holy disease') An incurable wasting disease. Often it is better just to simply close the wound. so named because it is regarded as being divine to the Priest. Paga will work but it is a waste. or by heating or freezing. Cauterization is not done with a sword or dagger or anything large. cleaning of small wounds Clean a small wound gently with water and soap. There is controversy on the use of cauterization (irons). constantly sounding a . if the wound isn't too serious. It is also effectively used to reduce or stop hemorrhaging by 'burning'(sealing off) the bleeding blood vessels. The disease is highly contagious. It is frequently used to stop bleeding. tissue is destroyed by electricity.Kings and those who are plagued are considered as spiritual to the Priest-Kings. Let the patient drink the page. water and soap are safer and more effective. Don't use paga. as it is a very delicate procedure. Dar-Kosis (lit. Disease also known as the 'Sacred Affliction' . chamomile Chamomile is a flower that is dried and brewed into a tea for stomach upset and pain.

gieron An allergen which causing jaundice of the eyes white perimeters. frobicain A sleep inducing injection used during Voyages of Acquisition to knockout a captured barbarian unconscious. in combination with sajel. emetics Mix the powder with water and make patient to drink it. It heals cuts and brushes in a few minutes. hemp . it simulates the symptoms of the Bazi plague. healing salve An ointment of the Priest Kings. electrocauterization See 'cauterization'.wooden clacking device to alert of their approach.

laxatives medical kit . Kanda will numb the patient all right. while chewing the leaves has an addictive narcotic effect. fang-like thorns into its victim.Hemp is used to increase blood pressure. leech plant A hemovorous plant that fastens two hollow. and induce hallucinations. through which it sucks blood that nourishes it. kanda A plant which grows in desert areas. Injections Injection needles are used on Gor. Don't use kanda leaves to numb a patient. but a grown man who might lose his footing among them would not be likely to survive. honey Applied on a wound honey promotes the healing. They are primarily dangerous to children. See 'analgesics'.. A lethal poison can be extracted from its roots.

ost bites The bite of the ost. there is no anecdote. most common antidotes. Its venom is a neurotoxin. soap. scissors. It is contrary to the Code of Warrior Caste. reels of bosk sinew thread. valerian powder. peppermint Peppermint is used to fight off infection and help with nausea. mudpacks Mudpacks are placed on a sprained ankle to help with swelling and pain. scalpels. a towel. pregnancy As on Earth pregnancy last for 9 months on Gor. a tiny snake of about 12" length.The medical or first aid kit contains rense cloth to clean and cover wounds. syringes for analgesics. bandages made of silk and softer rense cloth. antiseptic powder. poison The use of poison is generally considered not worthy of men. Poison is thought of as a female weapon. causes an extremely painful death within seconds. . healing salve. numbing drug. numbing salve. tweezers and pliers. tieing strips for larger bandages. various sized needles for suturing.

recovery Humans on Gor recover quickly from injuries. it simulates the symptoms of the Bazi plague. in combination with gieron. in case of large wounds the V/victim should abstain from both fighting and furring. In case of medium sized wounds in the stomach. Bruises will be gone within a day. second wine See 'breeding wine'. shallow respiration. Small wounds will heal within a few hours. lower back or legs the V/victim should refrain from furring. weakness and decreasing alertness. a drop in blood pressure and elevated pulse rate. . medium sized wounds in one or two days and large gaping wounds in 3 to 5 days. bluish lips and fingernails. sweaty. Bones will heal in as less as 3 days and tendons in 2 days. sip root A bitter root whose extract is the active ingredient in slave wine. sajel A drug which causes harmless pustules to erupt on the body. rapid. or clammy skin. shock Common symptoms of a shock include: Pale.

sweet-tasting beverage. which renders the consumer unconscious. usually mixed with red wine. sunflower seeds Dried seeds. to both Free and slave. retards the aging process. tassa powder A reddish powder. The stabilization serums were invented by the Priest-Kings. . The effect of slave wine is instantaneous and lasts for well over a month. sleeping powder Sleeping powder is added to water to make an amber fluid. among other things. The stabilisation serums are administered in a series of 4 injections. are smoked in a pipe to clear the mind and to help with colds. bitter beverage that acts as a contraceptive. stabilisation serums A drug which. breeding wine. It can be counteracted with another. The extract of sip root is the acting component. Men were allowed to develop something that approximates these serums. in crushed form.slave wine A black.

except as a last resort. tubers Tubers are used to make packs to stop external bleeding. No matter what the cause. hematemesis) The regurgitation of blood from the stomach. as a tourniquet may cause more harm than good. Conditions that cause blood to be vomited can also cause blood in the stool. crushed. to check bleeding or blood flow. tourniquet A device. as a bandage twisted tight with a stick. seek a Physician for immediate medical care for .teslik A plant whose extract is the active ingredient in breeding wine. vomiting blood (or blood in the vomit. The tubers are dried. This condition can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from coughing up blood (from the lung) or a nosebleed (bloody post nasal drainage). and then mixed with water to form the pack. See 'bleeding'. Do NOT apply a tourniquet to control bleeding. Vomiting blood results from upper gastrointestinal loss of blood (GI bleeding).

wounds See 'bleeding' and 'recovery'. willow Parts of this tree are used for pain relief. The powder is used as a laxative. yellow powder Yellow powder is concentrated brak brush powder.this problem. the bark is chewed. A bottle of green paga that can't be drank but that can be used to steralize and clean a wound there is kanda leaves and willow bark both for pain *grins at carina* The . while the leaves and buds are brewed as a tea. zingiber Used to fight off nausea. it causes diarrhea. white sage Used to fight off infections.

splints. likely plaster powder for casts .There is gut thread to sew up wounds one thin and the ot her thick tweezers.kalana leave should only be used if the willow bark is not helping salve both healing and one with ground kanda leaves to numb the wound sizors needles . poweders for pain.