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Health in the Malazan world

#1 User is offline   sigpig 

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Posted 29 February 2024 - 11:58 PM

There's been a thought tickling the back of my mind for some reason. It's concerning the health of people, mostly soldiers, in Wu.
From the number of camp followers, prostitution, and general Iron Age health, one would think that armies would fall victim to the common diseases of cholera, STIs, dysentry, influenza, etc - not to mention trenchfoot, frostbite, and the like. Do these diseases simply not exist in Wu, does Poliel only deal in large-scale plagues, does Soliel keep her sister in check, are the Denul adepts treat these things as a matter of course?
Just some things to think about while waiting for the next book(s)...

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 04:54 PM

I've been wondering the same thing myself, though I do recall several instances of characters checking for any minor cuts in their bodies out of concern that said minor wound might become infected.
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Posted 01 March 2024 - 05:01 PM

There are minor refs throughout the series to basic health and hygiene practices, non-adept medics, local midwives/witchdoctors/healers etc. It's there, it's just not a big part of the worldbuilding.
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Posted 01 March 2024 - 10:12 PM

I think STIs may have had passing references.

That being said unless you are writing a fantasy series revolving around medical practices I don't think you're going to get more than passing references as it's not the focus of the book.

Also if your army has denul healers, maybe they can easily take care of basic infections or common conditions like dysentery.

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Posted 26 March 2024 - 11:11 AM

View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 01 March 2024 - 10:12 PM, said:

I think STIs may have had passing references.

That being said unless you are writing a fantasy series revolving around medical practices I don't think you're going to get more than passing references as it's not the focus of the book.

Also if your army has denul healers, maybe they can easily take care of basic infections or common conditions like dysentery.


I just keep thinking of D&D with "lay on hands" ... :lol:
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Posted 28 March 2024 - 01:06 PM

Hey there big paladin man, care to lay on some hands?
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Posted 28 March 2024 - 02:47 PM

View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 28 March 2024 - 01:06 PM, said:

Hey there big paladin man, care to lay on some hands?


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