Codes - Caste of Physicians
These are the only relevant references from the Books where Codes are mentioned as they pertain to the Caste of Physicians.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.
I wish you well,
Further, members of castes such as the Physicians and Builders use the fairs for the dissemination of information and techniques among Caste Brothers, as is prescribed in their codes in spite of the fact that their respective cities may be hostile. And as might be expected members of the Caste of Scribes gather here to enter into dispute and examine and trade manuscripts.
Priest-Kings of Gor Book 3 Page 9
"Perhaps then," said Mrs. Rawlinson, "the green of the Physicians. They are a high caste."
"No," I said. "They, too, are not rich enough. I gather their pleasure is in their healings, and not in their fees. They are too devoted to their work to their research, serums, and medicines, and distributing the benefits of their administrations and learnings indiscriminately, denying such to no one."
"That is in their caste codes," said Mrs. Rawlinson.
"They are fools," I said. "People sometimes need their skills and knowledge even desperately. That is when they could make others pay, and well."
"Yet they seldom do so," said Mrs. Rawlinson.
"To neglect such opportunities seems to me unwise, and scarcely comprehensible."
"The caste has its traditions, and codes," she said.
"Such practices, and refrainings," I said, "seem an unlikely route to the prestige of a high caste."
"Perhaps," said Mrs. Rawlinson.
"Where is their wealth, their Power?"
"The personal physicians of Ubars do well," said Mrs. Rawlinson.
"But the others?" I said.
"There are the traditions, the codes," said Mrs. Rawlinson.
"Wealth is power," I said.
"Only if it can purchase steel," she said.
Conspirators of Gor Book 31 Page 25 - 26