A group of six medieval Healers was immortalised on a portrait hung at the Grand Staircase at Hogwarts Castle. A human skeleton was also included in the portrait. The portrait was placed near the Fat Lady, on the seventh-floor level.


Attack of the Fat Lady

"Oooooh... Frightful!"
—One Healer's moans after Fat Lady's attack[src]
On the 31st of October 1993, Sirius Black attacked Fat Lady's portrait on a failed attempt to gain entrance to Gryffindor Tower. The Healers most likely witnessed the attack, as they had horrified looks on their faces afterwards.[1]

Dolores Umbridge as Headmistress of Hogwarts

Healers Filch

Filch removing the portrait from the Grand Staircase

Dolores Umbridge replaced Albus Dumbledore as Head of Hogwarts School in 1996. One of her first actions as Headmistress was getting rid of all the portraits at the Grand Staircase. The Healers' was one, if not the last, to be removed. Argus Filch, the caretaker, removed the portrait off the wall, and carelessly handled it, causing the group of Healers to fall as he laughed. With the reinstatement of Dumbledore as Headmaster at the end of the school year, all the portraits were hung again, including the Healers'.[2]

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Notes and references

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the seventh floor

Attic · Bean Challenge rooms · Classroom 7A · Classroom 7B · Classroom 7C · Dark Tower topmost cell · Disused bathroom · Divination Classroom · Fat Lady's Corridor · Filius Flitwick's office · Grumpy Staircase · Gryffindor Tower reading room · Gryffindor girls' staircase · Gryffindor Boys' Dormitory · Hall of Hexes · Knights' Room · North Wing · Porticus Olidus · Pungent Passage · Room of Requirement · Runic Corridor · Seventh Floor Corridor · Sybill Trelawney's office · Divination corridor · Staircase to the seventh-floor corridor

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the seventh floor

A Young Professor McGonagall · Barnabas the Barmy · Bridget Wenlock · Sir Cadogan · Caged monkey · Edward Rabnott · Elephant · Elizabeth Burke · Fat Lady · Flowering almond trees · George von Rheticus · Giraffe · Godric Gryffindor · Healers · Hippopotamus · Journeying wizards · Lachlan the Lanky · Mother and baby · Oraclitus Spheer · Staring Portrait · Three young ladies · Tiger · Two lovers in a graveyard · Valeria Myriadd · Wailing Egyptians · Witch flying to the moon · Wizard in black flowing robes · Wizard in blue · Wizard with a broomstick · Wolfhound

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