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Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Thursday, November 6, 2003, 15:43
--- Isidora Zamora <isidora@...> wrote:

> >Now, the Men about dó practice Medicine as we > >know it, and are extremely fond of dissections > >and especially vivisections. [Of course, the > >Christian religion prohibits abusing Persons > >in > >this way, but in general do not consider Daine > >to be persons. But that's another matter!] > > Now, I wouldn't put it past Trehelish people > not to abuse condemned > criminals in that way. They might offer them > the option of permitting > themselves to be dissected, and they would be > rewarded with a cremation > instead of a burial. A lot of men would take > them up on it.
I'll bet! Daine so trapped usually aren't allowed any real choice in the matter. Usually, they're left to die, then their bones are stript prepared and wired up for use in laboratories. Sometimes they're stuffed or pickled. For use in those same laboratories.
> Now, the Trehelish have a very good > understanding of herbal medicine and > are always improving it.
Criminal guinea pigs?
> They even have a > couple of antibiotics derived from herbs.
Now those are some advances that Men haven't made quite yet. At least not "officially". I'm sure there are some healers or wise women out there who know of the healing properties of certain molds. The herbalists of old Hoopelle were fairly advanced and systematic in their study; but of course they're all gone now. Padraic. ===== To him that seeks, if he knock, the door will be opened; if he seeks, he shall find his way; if he searches for a way, he shall find his path. For though the Way is narrow, it's wisdom is written in the hearts of all: if ye would seek and find Rest, look first within! [The Petricon] -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>