Chūkode (中古手, Chūkode) is a gifted healer and wealthy medicine merchant. Honored as a physician of meticulous skill, he is a myth of sorts一said to be able to restore any and all damage to the body and create cures for any illness. He was for a time a wanderer who used his vast knowledge to remedy sicknesses while peddling medicinal goods. During his prime, Chūkode was hailed as the God of Medicine (薬の神 , "Kusuri no Kami", English TV; "The Supreme Healer") and penned a well-respected series of books detailing his research.
Because of his precise use of surgical equipment in battle and in the operating room, he is called Chūkode of the Scalpel (円刃刀の中古手, "Enjintō no Chūkode", English TV; "Chūkode of the Chakra Scalpel").