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 A glossary of this world'​s medical treatments, disorders, and other conditions. A glossary of this world'​s medical treatments, disorders, and other conditions.
  
-There'​s a lot of overlap with the real world (see the end of the page), but between the magic and the linguistics there are some notable differences.+There'​s a lot of overlap with the real world (see the end of the page), but between the magic and the linguisticsthere are some notable differences
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 +All [[countries]] share a basic foundation of medical knowledge. Each country pursues its own cutting-edge research, then shares the findings with others. Experimental new procedures or medications will often be pioneered in one or two countries before spreading to the rest.
  
 ====Burns==== ====Burns====
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 Non-magical [[wp>​burn|burns]] (thermal, chemical, friction, and so on) can often be treated in non-magical ways, though the more severe cases will require [[magic]]. Water mages are the most popular at this for obvious reasons, although any mage above a certain level can handle it. These can be completely healed, without scarring. Non-magical [[wp>​burn|burns]] (thermal, chemical, friction, and so on) can often be treated in non-magical ways, though the more severe cases will require [[magic]]. Water mages are the most popular at this for obvious reasons, although any mage above a certain level can handle it. These can be completely healed, without scarring.
  
-Magical burns (caused by a spell, a potion, and/or a dark magical girl) will usually need magical treatment. These will leave scars and other damage if the burn is too severe, or the treatment isn't quick enough.+Magical burns (caused by a spell, a potion, and/or a dark magical girl) will usually need [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​the-burns-and-the-bees-part-4/​|magical treatment]]. These will leave scars and other damage if the burn is too severe, or the treatment isn't quick enough.
  
 [[Animals#​Dragons|Dragon]] burns always need magical treatment, definitely from a water mage, and are going to leave scarring no matter what you do. [[Animals#​Dragons|Dragon]] burns always need magical treatment, definitely from a water mage, and are going to leave scarring no matter what you do.
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 (In other words: see [[wp>​autism]].) (In other words: see [[wp>​autism]].)
  
-**Characters**:​ [[Thorn'​s Family#​Hawthorn Lavande]]+**Characters**:​ [[Thorn'​s Family#​Hawthorn Lavande]], [[Ceannic Characters#​Hazel]] 
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 +====Circumcision==== 
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 +Removal of the foreskin from the human penis. 
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 +Almost unheard-of in [[Sonheim|Sønheim]],​ except as a treatment for specific medical issues. More common in [[Ceannis]],​ where some ethnic groups routinely apply it to infants for cultural reasons. ​
  
 ====Compulsion==== ====Compulsion====
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 Hospital beds are typically embedded with corundum gems (rubies, sapphires, padparadscha) that have broadly-useful healing spells, encouraging factors like wound closure, strong immune response, and steady heart rate. Thorn carries a military-grade healing sapphire, intended to rapidly address any injury you're likely to face on a battlefield. Hospital beds are typically embedded with corundum gems (rubies, sapphires, padparadscha) that have broadly-useful healing spells, encouraging factors like wound closure, strong immune response, and steady heart rate. Thorn carries a military-grade healing sapphire, intended to rapidly address any injury you're likely to face on a battlefield.
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 +Medical professionals in Sønheim (the world'​s largest supplier of medical-grade gemstones) often default to recommending spelltech treatments over chemical/​biological ones, even when they'​re not necessarily more effective.
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 +====Homeopathy====
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 +The idea that water can be substituted for any other kind of medical treatment. Useful when applied to someone suffering from dehydration. Otherwise, unhelpful at best, fatal at worst.
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 +Endorsed by a small subculture in [[Ceannis]],​ who usually pair it with other forms of pseudoscience. Unknown in [[Sonheim|Sønheim]].
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 +**Characters**:​ [[Ceannic characters#​Rosie Muscade]]
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 +====Insurance====
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 +Protection against financial loss (in this case, from medical bills) by sharing risks across a group.
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 +[[Sonheim|Sønheim]] treats health insurance as a business, and offloads as much of the cost as possible onto patients. Indentured servants don't get insured at all. The owners of their contracts are responsible for covering any medical bills caused by their work; all other bills are simply added to their debt.
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 +[[Ceannis]] provides universal health insurance to all citizens. State employees whose jobs have extreme or unusual risks (including the military) sometimes have proportionally higher benefits, such as automatic access to higher-grade healing crystals.
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 +**Characters**:​ All the [[Ceannic characters]],​ few of the [[Sonska characters|Sønska characters]]
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 ====Medical microchips==== ====Medical microchips====
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 Most outbreaks involve one type of spirit (fire, water, or nature), and should be treated by mages whose powerset has the advantage against that type. Most outbreaks involve one type of spirit (fire, water, or nature), and should be treated by mages whose powerset has the advantage against that type.
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 +There'​s no equivalent in [[magic#​Northern magic]], so it's only found south of the mountains.
  
 **Characters**:​ [[Knights#​Rowan Muscade]] (caught it as a 14-year-old,​ cured) **Characters**:​ [[Knights#​Rowan Muscade]] (caught it as a 14-year-old,​ cured)
 
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