• Character Sacharissa Tugwood was an inventor of Beautifying Potions and the discoverer of the pimple-curing properties of bubotuber pus (FW). Read More
• Diseases and healing Scrofungulus is a contagious disease which affects witches and wizards. It is treated on the second floor of St Mungos (OP22).  … Read More
• Potions Medical magic: Potion which regrows bones. The effect takes about eight hours and can be quite painful. Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes A range of sweets to make the eater ill; each different category looks like a different type of sweet and causes a different kind of illness. Each sweet is colour-coded so that one end causes the illness and the other makes the effect lift (OP6). Read More
• Magical objects Slytherin’s wand contained a fragment of Basilisk horn. It was passed down through the generations to Gormlaith Gaunt, from whom it was stolen by her niece Isolt Sayre. Slytherin taught it to ‘sleep’ when given a certain command in Parseltongue, rendering it inactive; this secret… Read More
• Character Hippocrates Smethwyck was Healer-in-Charge for the “Dangerous” Dai Llewellyn Ward for Serious Bites at St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries (OP22). Read More
• Magical identities A part of a human being’s spiritual identity which is eternal and leaves the body upon death to go to the afterlife. Read More
• Diseases and healing More dangerous and permanent than a normal injury, spell damage is the worst type of wound a witch or wizard can receive. This damage often leave permanent scars or effects. The Janus Thickey Ward at St. Mungo’s is devoted to the care of those most seriously injured by spell damange. Lockhart… Read More
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Note: This piece is not about the class Charms, and I’ve left aside the vexing question of the difference between Charms and Transfiguration (e.g., why are winged keys a Charm and giant moving chess pieces are a Transfiguration?). Rather, I’m looking at Charms in the general sense, as a synonym for spells, that is,… Read More
• Character Helbert Spleen was a Healer at St. Mungo’s Hospital of Magical Maladies. He also wrote for the Daily Prophet (DP3)… Read More
• Magical effects When apparition goes wrong, a body part (or two) might be left behind. Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Squill is a mundane flower whose a bulb is used as a potion ingredient. Read More
• Hogwarts • Magical objects Halfway along a third-floor corridor between the staircase leading from the Entrance Hall and the way to Gryffindor Tower, stands a statue of Gunhilda of Gorsemoor, referred to by the students as “the one-eyed, hump-backed witch.” This statue conceals the entrance to a secret passage leading to Honeydukes’ cellar (PA10). Read More
• Character Miriam Strout was the Healer in charge of the Janus Thickey ward (a closed, longterm ward for patients with permanent spell damage) at St. Mungo’s Hospital at the time of Broderick Bode’s assassination (OP23, 25). She was quite chatty and was “motherly-looking.” She treated Lockhart (a resident in the… Read More
• Books and Literature A Study into the Possibility of Reversing the Actual and Metaphysical Effects of Natural Death, with Particular Regard to the Reintegration of Essence and Matter is an acclaimed book on the possibility of reversing death, written by the renowned wizarding philosopher Bertrand de Pensées-Profondes (TBB). His conclusion – after copious research… Read More