If it might be relevant to your story, consider the available types of medicine for your setting. A well-off, high-population area might have “big city” medicine with modern machines to diagnose and treat patients. Small towns might have nothing more exciting than an X-ray machine. In a fantasy story, medicines might come from magic and could be scarce or abundant. If your setting has medicine types that are different from other areas, it can distinguish it, which will help make it feel more like a character.
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Question of the day: What is your favorite super power of either Superman, Flash, or Wonder Woman? (X-ray vision, for example.)