Physician's Healer Room
This is the Healing Room of the Kasra House of Healing.
No weapon's are allowed within either this room or the House of Healing itself.
The only exception to this Rule is that of the Khan, Ubara and First Sword, who may bring weapon's both into this room and the House of Healing itself.
ALL other's, defiance of this Law carries only one penalty..... death.
"Strangely, though it has now been
six years since I left the Counter-Earth, I can discover no signs of aging
or physical alteration in my appearance. I have puzzled over this, trying
to connect it with the mysterious letter, dated in the seventeenth century,
ostensibly by my father, which I received in the blue envelope. Perhaps the
serums of the Caste of Physicians, so skilled on Gor, have something to do
with this, but I cannot tell."
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"The ointment will soon be absorbed,"
she said. "In a few minutes there will be no trace of it, nor of the
"The physicians of Treve," I said, "have marvelous medicines."
Priest-Kings of Gor 3 Page 64
"The Player was a rather old
man, extremely unusual on Gor, where the stabilization serums were developed
centuries ago by the Caste of Physicians in Ko-ro-ba and Ar, and transmitted
to the Physicians of other cities at several of the Sardar Fairs. Age, on
Gor, interestingly, was regarded, and still is, by the Castes of Physicians
as a disease, not an inevitable natural phenomenon. The fact that it seemed
to be a universal disease did not dissuade the caste from considering how
it might be combated. Accordingly the research of centuries was turned to
this end. Many other diseases, which presumably flourished centuries ago on
Gor, tended to be neglected, as less dangerous and less universal than that
of aging. A result tended to be that those susceptible to many diseases died
and those less susceptible lived on, propagating their kind. One supposes
something similar may have happened with the plagues of the Middle Ages on
Earth. At any rate, disease is now almost unknown among the Gorean cities,
with the exception of the dreaded Dar-Kosis disease, or the Holy Disease,
research on which is generally frowned upon by the Caste of Initiates, who
insist the disease is a visitation of the displeasure of Priest-Kings on its
recipients. The fact that the disease tends to strike those who have maintained
the observances recommended by the Caste of Initiates, and who regularly attend
their numerous ceremonies, as well as those who do not, is seldom explained,
though, when pressed, the Initiates speak of possible secret failures to maintain
the observances or the inscrutable will of Priest-Kings. I also think the
Gorean success in combating aging may be partly due to the severe limitations,
in many matters, on the technology of the human beings on the planet. Priest-Kings
have no wish that men become powerful enough on Gor to challenge them for
the supremacy of the planet. They believe, perhaps correctly, that man is
a shrewish animal which, if it had the power, would be likely to fear Priest-Kings
and attempt to exterminate them. Be that as it may, the Priest-Kings have
limited man severely on this planet in many respects, notably in weaponry,
communication and transportation. On the other hand, the brilliance which
men might have turned into destructive channels was then diverted, almost
of necessity, to other fields, most notably medicine, though considerable
achievements have been accomplished in the production of translation devices,
illumination and architecture. The Stabilization Serums, which are regarded
as the right of all human beings, be they civilized or barbarian, friend or
enemy, are administered in a series of injections, and the effect is, incredibly,
an eventual, gradual transformation of certain genetic structures, resulting
in indefinite cell replacement without pattern deterioration. These genetic
alterations, moreover, are commonly capable of being transmitted. For example,
though I received the series of injections when first I came to Gor many years
ago I had been told by Physicians that they might, in my case, have been unnecessary,
for I was the child of parents who, though of Earth, had been of Gor, and
had received the serums. But different human beings respond differently to
the Stabilization Serums, and the Serums are more effective with some than
with others. With some the effect lasts indefinitely, with others it wears
off after but a few hundred years, with some the effect does not occur at
all, with others, tragically, the effect is not to stabilize the pattern but
to hasten its degeneration. The odds, however, are in the favor of the recipient,
and there are few Goreans who, if it seems they need the Serum's, do not avail
themselves of them. The Player, as I have mentioned, was rather old, not extremely
old but rather old."
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"Open your mouth," said
I opened my mouth.
"See?" he said to Melina. He had his fingers in my mouth, opening it widely. "In the back tooth, on the top, on the left," he said, "a tiny bit of metal."
"Physicians can do that," said Melina."
Slave Girl of Gor 11 Page 209
"When the physician had finished
the cleansing, chemical sterilization and dressing of the merchant's wounds,
Beasts of Gor 12 Page 103 - 104
"A filling found in a tooth
is usually a sign of an Earth girl. It is not an infallible sign, however,
for not all Earth girls have fillings and some dental work is done upon occasion
by the caste of physicians on Gorean girls."
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"Call one of the physicians,"
"One is coming," I heard.
These voices came from within the booth.
I bent down and brushed aside the canvas, re-entering the booth. Two men with torches were now there, as well as several others. A man held the merchant in his arms. I pulled aside his robes. The wounds were grievous, but not mortal."
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"In the concentrated state,
as in slave wine, developed by the caste of physicians, the effect is almost
indefinite, usually requiring a releaser for its remission, usually administered,
to a slave, in what is called the breeding wine, or the "second wine."
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"I know those you mean,"
he said. "No, they were the stabilization serums. We give them even to
"What are they?" I asked.
"You do not know?" he asked.
"No," I said.
"They are a discovery of the caste of physicians," he said. "They work their effects on the body."
"What is their purpose?" I asked.
"Is there anything in particular which strikes you generally, statistically, about the population of Gor?" he asked.
"Their vitality, their health, their youth," I said.
"Those are consequences of the stabilization serums," he said.
"I do not understand," I said.
"You will retain your youth and beauty, curvaceous slave," he said. "That is the will of masters."
"I do not understand," I said, frightened.
"Ageing," he said, "is a physical process, like any other. It is, accordingly, accessible to physical influences. To be sure, it is a subtle and complex process. It took a thousand years to develop the stabilization serums. Our physicians regarded ageing as a disease, the drying, withering disease, and so attacked it as a disease. They did not regard it as, say, a curse, or a punishment, or something inalterable or inexplicable, say, as some sort of destined, implacable fatality. No. They regarded it as a physical problem, susceptible to physical approaches. Some five hundred years ago, they developed the first stabilization serums."
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