Medical Treatment and Surgeries

Medical Treatment and Surgeries

Modern medicine has made strides in helping people. With proper care, both injuries and illnesses can be treated. However, in a town like LA, there’s often more demand than supply, and the services are priced accordingly.

Healing Injuries

The human body often heals itself with time and care, but sometimes more drastic measures are needed. Surgery, with some Patent Science, has made almost any permanent injury treatable. Cutting a shamus open isn’t easy, and some surgeons have steadier hands than others.

Whenever a character is operated upon to remove a Permanent Injury, he automatically suffers three Wounds. However, he gets an immediate Natural Healing roll at -4 to remove one of those Wounds on success or two with a raise. Naturally, no respected doctor will operate on a person who already has Wounds – if the patient dies, it’s on the surgeon.

Healing Wounds

In addition to surgeries, clinics offer treatment to help a shamus heal from his less-severe injuries… for a price. These treatments offer static bonuses to the poor patient’s Natural Healing rolls and is charged per roll.

The Price of Health

Medicine men in LA can be roughly divided into three categories.

  • Shady Croakers
    These are the street clinics and very private practioners, who have limited resources and most likely one or two health code violations on their name. While not the safest option available, these doctors don’t usually mind if their patient ends up stiff on the table.

Surgery: 50 Church Notes
Treatment: Not available.

  • Average Doc
    Your typical clinics for everyday joes, these doctors treat mostly lower- and middle-class citizens, as long as they can afford it.

Surgery: 100 CN. Grants +2 to the Natural Healing roll to avoid Wounds.
Treatment: 10 CN per Natural Healing roll. Grants +1 to the Natural Healing roll.

  • Private Clinics
    While Shady Croakers are private to avoid the blue, Private Clinics are private to attract money. These clinics value the customer above all else, and show it with their top-of-the-class doctors and state-of-the-art Infernal Devices.

Surgery: 200 CN. Grants +4 to the Natural Healing roll to avoid Wounds.
Treatment: 20 CN per Natural Healing roll. Grants +2 to the Natural Healing roll.

Medical Treatment and Surgeries

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