Quentin in the clinic being treated by Professor Lipson

Healing is the Discipline of magic devoted to improving the physical and mental condition. There are many different disciplines in this branch of magic, that have a variety of effects. Magicians who specialise in this area of magic are known as Healers.

Characteristics Edit

Healing is magical medicine, distinguished by its capacity to magically improve the physical condition of the living subject. As with all forms of medicine, it is incredibly complex due to the range of possible afflictions that magic offers. In the show, the Brakebills Infirmary is full of Healers, who are seen dressed as nurses, and are surrounded by various potions and crystals.

As Healing encompasses the improvement of a living subject, it refers to all creatures, including magical ones. Centaurs are well respected Healers, due to their unique approach to magic. Sawbones, a Fillorian centaur doctor, was able to assist in Quentin's recovery after the Duel with The Beast.

Differences between Healing and Natural Edit

While Healing is concerned with the reparation and reconstrution of living beings, Natural Magic is more focused on growing and controling it. So Natural Magic to Healing would essentially be construction to reconstruction.

Brakebills House Edit

Healers operate and are seen primarily in the Brakebills Infirmary throughout the Syfy adaptation, but in the series Eliot describes the same place as the clinic.

Disciplines Edit

  • Injury Treatment: The treatment of bodily injuries to improve physical condition.
    • Bone Treatment: A Healing student was able to realign Quentin's shoulder after it was dislocated during a fight with Penny. She did this with a paste that allowed her to better manipulate the bone, although she forewarned Quentin that it "might sting".[1]
  • Endocronology: Magical healing concerned with endocrine glands and hormones. When Quentin was at Brakebills, he talks about a Healing student whose Discipline is "something to do with Endocronology".[citation needed]

Quotes Edit

"Some of medicine’s greatest advancements came from Healers like you—polio and smallpox vaccines, erectile dysfunction medication, x­ray technology, you name it. Next up, eternal life."


  1. The Source of Magic

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