2.5 Medical Treatment
Article 50 - Medical Practitioner
A Physician is an initiated member of a private Medicine Guild practiced in the art of treating symptoms through pharmaceuticals rather than with surgery.
A Surgeon is an initiated member of a private Medicine Guild practiced in the art of surgical procedures to treat symptoms rather than with pharmaceuticals.
It has been categorically proven that at the time of the Roman Empire, there existed competent physicians capable of performing complex operations using sterilized instruments very similar to the quality of surgical instruments that finally started to appear by the mid 20th Century, almost 2000 years later. These physicians were called chiurugia from the ancient Greek χειρουργική (kheirourgikí) from χείρ (kheir) meaning “hand” and ουράνιος (ouránios) meaning “celestial,heavenly”.
In contrast to the skill of therapeutic physicians honored as chiurugia 2000 years before, the medical surgeons were known as infamous and relentless killers and “butchers” of their patients up until the 20th Century.