Professor Helbert Spleen was a Healer who worked at St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. He doubled as an advice columnist for the Daily Prophet, answering only the questions which related to health, while Grizel Hurtz, Zamira Gulch, and Dempster Wiggleswade handled other topics. In one issue, Spleen replied to a letter from Howland Coopey, diagnosing him with Dragon Pox based on the symptoms he described.

Behind the scenes

  • The Daily Prophet referred to Spleen by the title "Professor." This may indicate that he once taught at a wizarding school. This can be, however, just an academic title.


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Known Personnel
Editor-in-chief: Barnabas Cuffe
Security Editor: R. Amorim
Reporters: A. Fenetre · Andy Smudgley · Betty Braithwaite · Chief sports writer · E. Limaria · E. Limus · Emma Squiggle · Miras Phlaras · M. Amerinus · M. Carneirus · R. Almeidas · Rita Skeeter
Columnists: D. Shaman · E. Limus · Dr. Medusa · Dempster Wiggleswade · Grizel Hurtz · Helbert Spleen · Zamira Gulch · Winkus Oddpick
Correspondents: Rita Skeeter · Ginny Potter
Photographers: Adrian · Bozo
Newspaper vendors: Paper-owls · Ministry of Magic newspaper vendor
Magizoologist: Rolf Scamander