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{{Quote|Madam Pomfrey, the matron, was a nice woman, but very strict.|Description of Madam Pomfrey|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
   
'''Madam Poppy Pomfrey''' (b. [[1950s]] or earlier) was the Matron and nurse in charge of the [[Hospital wing]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and is depicted as a stern and professional woman who takes her chosen path quite seriously. Madam Pomfrey seemed a healer with considerable ability, as she herself said, "I can mend bones in a heartbeat."She was apparently on cordial terms with Professor [[Minerva McGonagall]], who calls her by her first name.
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{{Quote|Madam Pomfrey, the matron, was a nice woman, but very strict.|Description|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
Pomfrey was already the school nurse when Harry's parents were students, as she is mentioned as escorting [[Remus Lupin]] out to the [[Whomping Willow]], the entrance to the [[Shrieking Shack]], in order for him to transform. [[Severus Snape]] sees the two of them walking out on the school grounds, and decides to follow them, causing [[Sirius Black]] to play a near-fatal prank on Snape. Due to their knack at getting involved in things over their heads, [[Harry Potter]] and his friends ended up in Pomfrey's care relatively often while they were students.
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'''Madam Poppy Pomfrey''' (fl. [[1950s|1954]] - [[1998]]<ref name="fl">These are the years she is ''known'' to have been active. She was certainly born before then and definitely did not die in that time.</ref>) was the matron and nurse at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].<ref name="PS17"/> She employed [[Wainscott|Nurse Wainscott]] to assist her in the [[hospital wing]] sometime between [[1996]] and [[1998]].<ref name="DH2"/>
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
===Early life===
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===1971-1978 school years===
Poppy Pomfrey was born during or prior to the [[1950s]], and purchased [[Poppy Pomfrey's wand|her wand]] from Ollivander's Wand Shop , prior to starting at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Her success in her O.W.L.S and, possibly, [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.Ts]] are unknown, though she presumably had a talent for [[healing spell]]s and [[Potions]]. Her healing spells talent may have given her the job as school nurse.
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Madam Pomfrey began her career at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] sometime prior to [[1970s|1971]], being trusted in that year by [[Headmaster]] [[Albus Dumbledore]] to escort new [[Gryffindor]] student [[Remus Lupin]], who was infected with [[lycanthropy]] due to a bite from [[Fenrir Greyback]], to the [[Whomping Willow]] every full moon.<ref name="POA18">{{POA}} - Chapter 18 (''Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs'')</ref>
   
===Career at Hogwarts===
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===Prior to 1981===
[[File:Popypomfgey.jpg|thumb|left|170px|Madam Pomfrey at [[Hogwarts Castle]].]]
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At some point before [[1 November]], [[1981]], Madam Pomfrey complimented Dumbledore on a set of earmuffs he had recently acquired.<ref name="PS1">{{PS}} - Chapter 1 (''The Boy Who Lived'')</ref> The compliment made him blush in such a manner that would only be rivalled when Professor McGonagall compared his magical prowess satisfactorily against [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s.<ref name="PS1"/>
Poppy Pomfrey (or known as Madam Pomfrey by Hogwarts students) started her career at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] as the school's matron and nurse at a very young age. She is a well-respected staff member by the Hogwarts Staff and is good friends with fellow staff members [[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]]. By [[1971]], Albus Dumbledore trusted Pomfrey to take on the task of caring for new Griyffindor student [[Remus Lupin]], who was infected with [[werewolf|lycanthropy]] due to the bite he received from vicious werewolf and later Snatcher [[Fenrir Greyback]], which turned him into werewolf on every full moon.
 
 
As his caretaker, Poppy would escort Lupin to the Forbidden Forest and use its secret passage way into Hogsmeade, where he would be kept overnight to prevent any harm caused to other students. She is well dedicated to her job, hardly asking questions on how students got some of their injuries (despite how suspicious they may seem), but just concentrating on treating her patients and ensuring that they get ample rest after treatment and get out of the Hospital Wing.
 
   
 
====[[1991–1992 school year]]====
 
====[[1991–1992 school year]]====
[[File:Poppisoffices.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Madam Pomfrey in [[Poppy Pomfrey's office|her office]].]]
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[[File:Poppisoffices.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Madam Pomfrey in [[Poppy Pomfrey's office|her office]].]]
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Harry|You let Professor Dumbledore in...|Pomfrey|Well, of course, that was the Headmaster, quite different. You need ''rest''.|I am resting, look, lying down and everything. Oh, go on Madam Pomfrey...|Harry pleading with Madam Pomfrey to allow Ron and Hermione to visit him|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Harry|You let Professor Dumbledore in...|Pomfrey|Well, of course, that was the Headmaster, quite different. You need ''rest''.|I am resting, look, lying down and everything. Oh, go on Madam Pomfrey...|Harry pleading with Madam Pomfrey to allow Ron and Hermione to visit him|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
In [[1991]] after visiting [[Rubeus Hagrid]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] was required to go to Madam Pomfrey after being bitten by the [[dragon]] [[Norberta|Norbert]]a. Ron told her that he had been bitten by a dog, but Madam Pomfrey had doubts about it due to the unusual colour of the purple, green, and black wound, but in the end she dropped the subject and continued to treat him after Ron insisted it was a dog.
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In [[1991]] after visiting [[Rubeus Hagrid]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] was required to go to Madam Pomfrey after being bitten by the [[dragon]] [[Norberta]]. Ron told her that he had been bitten by a dog, but Madam Pomfrey had doubts about it due to the unusual colour of the purple, green, and black wound, but in the end she dropped the subject and continued to treat him after Ron insisted it was a dog.
   
 
Later on in the year, after [[Harry Potter]] fought [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]] in the Hogwarts dungeons over the [[Philosopher's Stone]], he spent three days unconscious in the hospital wing under Madam Pomfrey's care. She was reluctant for Harry to have any visitors, even [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] as she thought that all Harry needed was bed rest but she allowed headmaster [[Albus Dumbledore]] to visit Harry time to time.
 
Later on in the year, after [[Harry Potter]] fought [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]] in the Hogwarts dungeons over the [[Philosopher's Stone]], he spent three days unconscious in the hospital wing under Madam Pomfrey's care. She was reluctant for Harry to have any visitors, even [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] as she thought that all Harry needed was bed rest but she allowed headmaster [[Albus Dumbledore]] to visit Harry time to time.
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[[File:Madam Pomfrey h.jpg|thumb|right|Madam Pomfrey on [[Hermione Granger]]'s bedside after she was [[Petrified]].]]
 
[[File:Madam Pomfrey h.jpg|thumb|right|Madam Pomfrey on [[Hermione Granger]]'s bedside after she was [[Petrified]].]]
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Also in the [[1992–1993 school year]] Hogwarts was facing potential closure as a [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|monster]] had been attacking Muggle-born students around the school. It was Madam Pomfrey's job to make sure that these students were found and treated to the best of her ability, though for those [[Petrification|petrified]] she could not treat students without [[Pomona Sprout]]'s [[Mandrake]] potion. She also refused to allow any students to visit the victims, in fear of the attacker might return to finish them, but allowed Harry and Ron to visit Hermione with Professor McGonagall's permission. Eventually, they managed to get the potion made and cured [[Hermione Granger]], [[Colin Creevey]], [[Penelope Clearwater]], [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]], [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]], and [[Mrs. Norris]]. At the end of the year, Madam Pomfrey and Professor Sprout sat at the staff table and Albus Dumbledore asked the whole school to thank them both for their efforts in helping all petrified students, as well as applauding in Lockhart's departure.
Also in the [[1992–1993 school year]] Hogwarts was facing potential closure as a [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|monster]] had been attacking Muggle-born students around the school. It was Madam Pomfrey's job to make sure that these students were found and treated to the best of her ability, though for those [[Petrification|petrified]] she could not treat students without
 
 
[[Pomona Sprout]]'s [[Mandrake]] potion. She also refused to allow any students to visit the victims, in fear of the attacker might return to finish them, but allowed Harry and Ron to visit Hermione with Professor McGonagall's permission. Eventually, they managed to get the potion made and cured [[Hermione Granger]], [[Colin Creevey]], [[Penelope Clearwater]], [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]], [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly&nbsp;]]
 
 
[[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Headless Nick]] and [[Mrs. Norris]]. At the end of the year, Madam Pomfrey and Professor Sprout sat at the staff table and Albus Dumbledore asked the whole school to thank them both for their efforts in helping all petrified students, as well as applauding in Lockhart's departure.
 
   
 
====[[1993–1994 school year]]====
 
====[[1993–1994 school year]]====
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[[File:Snapshot20111007133437.PNG|thumb|left|250px|Poppy Pomfrey, [[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]] sit at the High Table in the [[Great Hall]].]]
[[File:Snapshot20111007133437.PNG|thumb|left|278px|Poppy Pomfrey, [[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]] sat at the High Table in the [[Great Hall]].]]At the end of [[1994]] Harry, Ron, and Hermione all had endured injuries following the events that took place when [[Sirius Black]] returned to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and revealed [[Peter Pettigrew]] to be alive. The three all woke up in the hospital wing after Ron broke his leg the previous evening, and both Harry and Hermione had passed out from the [[Dementor]] attack along with [[Sirius Black]]. Madam Pomfrey was not surprised to have the three in her care again. Whilst in the Hospital Wing, Hermione, at Dumbledore's hint, used her [[Time-Turner]] to go back in time with Harry to three hours before. They rescued [[Sirius Black]] on [[Buckbeak]] the hippogriff to prevent him from being administered the fatal [[Dementor's Kiss]]. They managed to get back in time without Madam Pomfrey realizing that what they had done. Madam Pomfrey also spoke approvingly of Remus Lupin's use of [[chocolate]] to relieve the effects of a [[Dementor]]'s presence on students, commenting that Hogwarts has "finally got a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher who knows his remedies".
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At the end of [[1994]] Harry, Ron, and Hermione all had endured injuries following the events that took place when [[Sirius Black]] returned to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and revealed [[Peter Pettigrew]] to be alive. The three all woke up in the hospital wing after Ron broke his leg the previous evening, and both Harry and Hermione had passed out from the [[Dementor]] attack along with [[Sirius Black]]. Madam Pomfrey was not surprised to have the three in her care again. Whilst in the Hospital Wing, Hermione, at Dumbledore's hint, used her [[Time-Turner]] to go back in time with Harry to three hours before. They rescued [[Sirius Black]] on [[Buckbeak]] the hippogriff to prevent him from being administered the fatal [[Dementor's Kiss]]. They managed to get back in time without Madam Pomfrey realising what they had done. Madam Pomfrey also spoke approvingly of Remus Lupin's use of [[chocolate]] to relieve the effects of a [[Dementor]]'s presence on students, commenting that Hogwarts has "finally got a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher who knows his remedies".
   
 
====[[1994–1995 school year]]====
 
====[[1994–1995 school year]]====
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====[[1995–1996 school year]]====
 
====[[1995–1996 school year]]====
[[File:Popyronald.jpg|thumb|left|Poppy attends Ron.]]
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[[File:Popyronald.jpg|thumb|left|Poppy attends to Ron Weasley.]]
 
{{Quote|I don't wonder you're shocked, Potter, as if one of them could have stunned Minerva McGonagall face-on by daylight! Cowardice, that's what it was... despicable cowardice... if I wasn't worried what would happen to you students without me, I'd resign in protest!|Madam Pomfrey to Harry Potter on her intention to resign|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix|quote}}
 
{{Quote|I don't wonder you're shocked, Potter, as if one of them could have stunned Minerva McGonagall face-on by daylight! Cowardice, that's what it was... despicable cowardice... if I wasn't worried what would happen to you students without me, I'd resign in protest!|Madam Pomfrey to Harry Potter on her intention to resign|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix|quote}}
   
 
In [[1996]], Hogwarts was under the control of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]]. Albus Dumbledore had escaped after facing potential imprisonment in [[Azkaban]] and [[Dolores Umbridge]] had taken over. [[Minerva McGonagall]], Madam Pomfrey's close friend was hit by four [[Stunning Spell]]s to the chest by [[Auror]]s while Umbridge was trying to sack and remove Hagrid from Hogwarts. Madam Pomfrey was deeply shocked by this attack and was unable to help Minerva. She transferred her to [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] where she could receive better treatment by qualified healers. Also, after the [[Dumbledore's Army]]'s traitor, [[Marietta Edgecombe]], was struck with [[Hermione Granger]]'s [[Dumbledore's Army parchment jinx|jinx]], Madam Pomfrey could not do the slightest in improving the pustules instilled on Marietta's face.
 
In [[1996]], Hogwarts was under the control of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]]. Albus Dumbledore had escaped after facing potential imprisonment in [[Azkaban]] and [[Dolores Umbridge]] had taken over. [[Minerva McGonagall]], Madam Pomfrey's close friend was hit by four [[Stunning Spell]]s to the chest by [[Auror]]s while Umbridge was trying to sack and remove Hagrid from Hogwarts. Madam Pomfrey was deeply shocked by this attack and was unable to help Minerva. She transferred her to [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] where she could receive better treatment by qualified healers. Also, after the [[Dumbledore's Army]]'s traitor, [[Marietta Edgecombe]], was struck with [[Hermione Granger]]'s [[Dumbledore's Army parchment jinx|jinx]], Madam Pomfrey could not do the slightest in improving the pustules instilled on Marietta's face.
   
Madam Pomfrey considered resigning in protest after the attack, but did not as she cared for the students too much. She subsequently helped treat the assorted injuries that [[Luna Lovegood]], [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Harry Potter]] sustained during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|battle]] in the [[Department of Mysteries]], including a broken ankle, broken nose, and the effects of an unknown curse on Hermione, which if conjured verbally could have been fatal.
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Madam Pomfrey considered resigning in protest after the attack, but did not as she cared for the students too much. She subsequently helped treat the assorted injuries that [[Luna Lovegood]], [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Harry Potter]] sustained during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|battle]] in the [[Department of Mysteries]], including a broken ankle, broken nose, and the effects of an unknown curse on Hermione, which if cast verbally could have been fatal.
   
 
====[[1996–1997 school year]]====
 
====[[1996–1997 school year]]====
 
[[File:Copia_de_enigmadoprincipe-bts-3.jpg|thumb|Poppy raises her wand]]
 
[[File:Copia_de_enigmadoprincipe-bts-3.jpg|thumb|Poppy raises her wand]]
In [[1997]], Madam Pomfrey examined [[Katie Bell]] after she had been cursed by an [[Opal necklace]]. She could not help Bell and transferred her to [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] for a specialist's opinion. Later in the year, Hogwarts fell under attack from the [[Death Eaters]]. Several students and Aurors were caught up in the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], a battle which resulted in the death of headmaster [[Albus Dumbledore]]. Madam Pomfrey tended to the wounds and injuries of those in the battle. [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] was injured the worst of all, as werewolf [[Fenrir Greyback]] had savaged and bit him whilst in his human form, causing Bill to be badly scarred.
 
   
Madam Pomfrey noted that there is no cure for werewolf bites and scars. Lupin, being a werewolf himself, assumed that Bill would not take the form of a true werewolf since he might not be entirely infected with [[Werewolf|Lycanthropy]], though he could develop wolf-like qualities. Since it was an unique case, neither Madam Pomfrey nor the others knew what would become of Bill when he woke up. When he woke up, all that happened to Bill was a liking for raw meat.
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In [[1997]], Madam Pomfrey examined [[Katie Bell]] after she had been cursed by an [[Opal necklace]]. She could not help Bell and transferred her to [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] for a specialist's opinion.
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Madam Pomfrey also tended to Ron after he had almost been poisoned after drinking a glass of mead, which had been poisoned by Draco Malfoy in an attempt to kill Dumbledore.
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She also helped Harry by fixing and mending up his head after he was hit and knocked out by a Quaffle which had been hit by McLaggen during a Quidditch match.
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Later in the year, Hogwarts fell under attack from the [[Death Eaters]].<ref name="HBP29">{{HBP}} - Chapter 29 (''The Phoenix Lament'')</ref> Several students and Aurors were caught up in the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], a battle which resulted in the death of headmaster [[Albus Dumbledore]].<ref name="HBP29"/> Madam Pomfrey tended to the wounds and injuries of those in the battle; [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] was injured the worst of all, as werewolf [[Fenrir Greyback]] had savaged and bit him whilst in his human form, causing Bill to be badly scarred.<ref name="HBP29"/> Madam Pomfrey noted that there is no cure for werewolf bites and scars.<ref name="HBP29"/> Lupin, being a werewolf himself, assumed that Bill would not take the form of a true werewolf since he might not be entirely infected with [[Werewolf|Lycanthropy]], though he could develop lupine qualities.<ref name="HBP29"/> Since it was an unique case, neither Madam Pomfrey nor the others knew what would become of Bill when he awoke.<ref name="HBP29"/> When he woke up, all that happened to Bill developed a liking for raw meat.<ref name="HBP29"/>
   
 
Shortly afterwards, Madam Pomfrey attended the [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore]] to pay her respects to her lost colleague and friend.
 
Shortly afterwards, Madam Pomfrey attended the [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore]] to pay her respects to her lost colleague and friend.
   
 
====Battle of Hogwarts====
 
====Battle of Hogwarts====
[[File:HP72-FP-00573-900x506.jpg|thumb|left|280px|[[Pomona Sprout]], Poppy Pomfrey, [[Horace Slughorn]], [[Argus Filch]], and students are shocked after seeing Harry's "dead" body.]] Following the death of former headmaster [[Albus Dumbledore]], [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] had taken control of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. He had appointed [[Severus Snape]] as Headmaster. Detentions and punishments imposed on students were severe under the cruel Death Eaters [[Amycus Carrow|Amycus]] and [[Alecto Carrow]] as teachers. Students were noted to be in and out of the Hospital Wing often. In particular, [[Seamus Finnigan]]'s face was unrecognisable with bruises.[[File:Tert.JPG|thumb|212px|Madam Pomfrey, [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]] and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]] in the [[Great Hall]] after the battle.]]
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[[File:HP72-FP-00573-900x506.jpg|thumb|left|250px|[[Pomona Sprout]], Poppy Pomfrey, [[Horace Slughorn]], [[Argus Filch]], and students are shocked after seeing Harry's "dead" body.]]
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Following the death of former headmaster [[Albus Dumbledore]], [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] had taken control of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. He had appointed [[Severus Snape]] as Headmaster. Detentions and punishments imposed on students were severe under the cruel Death Eaters [[Amycus Carrow|Amycus]] and [[Alecto Carrow]] as teachers. Students were noted to be in and out of the Hospital Wing often. In particular, [[Seamus Finnigan]]'s face was unrecognisable with bruises.
   
Later on in the year, Harry, Ron and Hermione returned to Hogwarts in search of the final [[Horcrux]] in Hogwarts, triggering a battle. The staff and students defended the school against [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] and his Death Eater army bravely whilst Harry searched for the Horcrux. At the end of the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], students and staff alike were injured, or even killed. After the battle Madam Pomfrey would tend to all the injured and dead.
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[[File:Tert.JPG|thumb|134px|Madam Pomfrey, [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]] and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]] in the [[Great Hall]] after the battle.]]
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Later on in the year, Harry, Ron and Hermione returned to Hogwarts in search of the final [[Horcrux]] in Hogwarts, triggering a battle. The staff and students defended the school against [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] and his Death Eater army bravely whilst Harry searched for the Horcrux. At the end of the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], students and staff alike were injured, or even killed. After the battle Madam Pomfrey tended to all the injured and dead.
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
Poppy Pomfrey is described as a stern woman who, like Minerva McGonagall, tolerates no nonsense, and takes her job very seriously. For example she snapped at Harry Potter after spitting out Skele-gro. She takes care of her patients like they were her own children, making sure they make a full recovery.
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Madam Pomfrey was described by her students as being exceptionally kind, but even more so strict.<ref name="PS17"/> She was very obsessive, lining up the sweet boxes belonging to her patients in neat rows, and was intensely worried about all of the students under her care, believing even feasts to be risky.<ref name="PS17"/> Indeed, she never asked questions about how her patients received their ailments or questioning the sometimes ludicrous stories they told her, but instead immediately set to fixing them up.<ref name="PS14">{{PS}} - Chapter 14 (''Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback'')</ref>
   
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
{{Quote|She's not here, Potter, she was transferred to St Mungo's this morning. Four Stunning Spells straight to the chest at her age? It's a wonder they didn't kill her.|Madam Pomfrey on [[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]] being stunned in [[1996]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix|quote}}
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[[File:Popistaff.jpg|thumb|Madam Poppy Pomfrey]]
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*'''[[Healing magic]]''': Madam Pomfrey had a very high understanding of [[Healing spell|medical charms]] and could mend broken bones in less than sixty seconds.<ref name="PS9"/>
*'''[[Healing spell]]s''': Madam Pomfrey is very likely to have undergone Healer training as she had a very high level of understanding in Medical [[Charm]]s, and could mend broken bones in "a heartbeat" and relatively moderate injuries in an instant. [[Remus Lupin]] had once stated that he could never heal bones like Madam Pomfrey, although it may be because he received less training in the area. However, although she can cure most of her patients, she does have her limits; for more serious cases, as with a heavily [[Stunning Spell|stunned]] [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] and a [[Opal necklace|cursed]] [[Katie Bell]], patients would be transferred to St. Mungo's instead for better treatment.
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*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': She was also at least reasonably adept at Transfiguration, being able to quickly and [[Nonverbal spell|wordlessly]] [[Conjuration|conjure]] a chair for [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] to sit on after hearing of the death of [[Albus Dumbledore]].<ref name="HBP29"/>
[[File:Popistaff.jpg|thumb|right|Poppy Pomfrey in 1993.]]
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*'''[[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]''': Pomfrey was able to create a non-corporeal Patronus, a feat that is noted to be difficult.<ref name="LEGO"/> She is also a skilled enough duellist to survive the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], defeating [[Poppy Pomfrey's Death Eater Opponent|at least one witch]] and surviving the onslaught of thousands more.<ref name="DH2"/> She also recognised a [[Dementor]] attack and knew immediately to prescribe [[chocolate]], expressing grim approval of [[Remus Lupin|Professor Lupin]] when she learned that he had already treated the student.<ref name="POA5">{{POA}} - Chapter 5 (''The Dementor'')</ref>
*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Madam Pomfrey was able to quickly conjure a chair out of thin air for [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] to sit on after hearing about [[Albus Dumbledore]]'s death.
 
*'''[[Patronus Charm]]''': Madam Pomfrey is able to cast a non-corporeal [[Patronus Charm]].<ref>''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''</ref>
 
*'''[[Duelling]]:''' Madam Pomfrey proves herself to be a skilled duellist by duelling and probably defeating several Death Eaters like [[Unidentified female Death Eater at the Battle of Hogwarts]], and survived the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
 
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
*Poppy juice was used as a pain reliever in Medieval times; opium is also made of poppy sap.
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*Poppy juice, better known as opium, is one of the oldest known medicines; it has been used as a painkiller and soporific for, at the very least, thousands of years. King Tut's tomb contained jars of poppy juice, presumably to relieve the pain he suffered from a head injury. Although it is mostly known today as an addictive drug, opium's derivatives, such as morphine and codeine, are vital to modern medicine for their anaesthetic properties. 
 
*Pomfrey sounds like [[wikipedia:comfrey|comfrey]], a plant in the borage family which can be made into a soothing salve. Meanings of her names are, therefore, both in some way medically related. Pomfrey [[cake]]s are small, sweet lozenges made from the roots of the licorice plant. Licorice also has been a medicinal ingredient for hundreds of years.
 
*Pomfrey sounds like [[wikipedia:comfrey|comfrey]], a plant in the borage family which can be made into a soothing salve. Meanings of her names are, therefore, both in some way medically related. Pomfrey [[cake]]s are small, sweet lozenges made from the roots of the licorice plant. Licorice also has been a medicinal ingredient for hundreds of years.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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[[File:Poppy Pottermore.png|thumb|146px|Poppy in Pottermore]]
 
*Pomfrey is portrayed by [[Great Britain|British]] actress [[Gemma Jones]] in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''.
 
*Pomfrey is portrayed by [[Great Britain|British]] actress [[Gemma Jones]] in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''.
*In the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' and [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|''Goblet of Fire'']], several unidentified nurses, played by unknown actresses, appear only in the background.
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*In the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]], Madam Pomfrey wears a cloth in her hair similar to caps worn by British Nurses at various points in history. Her uniform costume as seen in the second film is very similar and could be based on Victorian and Edwardian nurse's uniforms. Her uniform that we see in the 6th and 8th films is very similar and could be based on very early NHS nurse's uniforms from the 1940's and 50's.
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', Madam Pomfrey is joined by [[Wainscott|Nurse Wainscott]] who is the only extra nurse to be named.<ref>http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/pauline-stone/13/234/ba0</ref>
 
*In the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]], Madam Pomfrey wears a cloth in her hair similar to caps worn by British Nurses at various points in history.
 
*Her uniform costume as seen in the second film is very similar and could be based on Victorian and Edwardian nurse's uniforms. Her uniform that we see in the sixth film and 8th is very similar and could be based on very early NHS nurse's uniforms from the 1940's and 50's.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', Madam Pomfrey is seen in the [[Skirmish at the Great Hall]] fighting some [[Death Eaters]] which one of them is the [[unidentified female Death Eater at the Battle of Hogwarts]].
 
   
 
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Madam Pomfrey
Poppy Pomfrey
Biographical information
Born

Prior to 1954[1]

Blood status

Pure- or half-blood[2]

Title(s)

Madam[3]

Physical information
Species

Human[4]

Gender

Female[4]

Hair colour

Grey[2]

Eye colour

Blue[2]

Skin colour

Light[2]

Magical characteristics
Boggart

Lord Voldemort[5]

Wand

Unknown

Patronus

Non-corporeal[5]

Affiliation
Occupation

Matron at Hogwarts School

Loyalty
"Madam Pomfrey, the matron, was a nice woman, but very strict."
—Description[src]

Madam Poppy Pomfrey (fl. 1954 - 1998[6]) was the matron and nurse at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[4] She employed Nurse Wainscott to assist her in the hospital wing sometime between 1996 and 1998.[2]

BiographyEdit

1971-1978 school yearsEdit

Madam Pomfrey began her career at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry sometime prior to 1971, being trusted in that year by Headmaster Albus Dumbledore to escort new Gryffindor student Remus Lupin, who was infected with lycanthropy due to a bite from Fenrir Greyback, to the Whomping Willow every full moon.[7]

Prior to 1981Edit

At some point before 1 November, 1981, Madam Pomfrey complimented Dumbledore on a set of earmuffs he had recently acquired.[8] The compliment made him blush in such a manner that would only be rivalled when Professor McGonagall compared his magical prowess satisfactorily against Voldemort's.[8]

1991–1992 school yearEdit

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Madam Pomfrey in her office.
Harry: "You let Professor Dumbledore in..."
Pomfrey: "Well, of course, that was the Headmaster, quite different. You need rest."
Harry: "I am resting, look, lying down and everything. Oh, go on Madam Pomfrey..."
— Harry pleading with Madam Pomfrey to allow Ron and Hermione to visit him[src]

In 1991 after visiting Rubeus Hagrid, Ron Weasley was required to go to Madam Pomfrey after being bitten by the dragon Norberta. Ron told her that he had been bitten by a dog, but Madam Pomfrey had doubts about it due to the unusual colour of the purple, green, and black wound, but in the end she dropped the subject and continued to treat him after Ron insisted it was a dog.

Later on in the year, after Harry Potter fought Professor Quirrell in the Hogwarts dungeons over the Philosopher's Stone, he spent three days unconscious in the hospital wing under Madam Pomfrey's care. She was reluctant for Harry to have any visitors, even Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as she thought that all Harry needed was bed rest but she allowed headmaster Albus Dumbledore to visit Harry time to time.

1992–1993 school yearEdit

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Irma Pince, Seamus Finnigan and Madam Pomfrey read the message about the opening of the Chamber of Secrets.
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In 1992, Madam Pomfrey administered Skele-gro on Harry to regrow his bones in the arm after Gilderoy Lockhart's attempt to fix a broken bone failed disastrously. Pomfrey was annoyed that Harry had not been bought straight to her in the first place as re-growing bones is a more difficult task than mending bones, which she claims she can do "in a heartbeat".

In the same year, Hermione Granger ended up in the hospital wing for a month after an accident in an unauthorised high-level potion-making (Polyjuice Potion) left her half-feline; apparently the group felt comfortable letting Madam Pomfrey to treat her since she would not ask too many questions and just get on with the job in hand. Hermione was allowed visitors, but it bothered Madam Pomfrey somewhat.

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Madam Pomfrey on Hermione Granger's bedside after she was Petrified.
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Also in the 1992–1993 school year Hogwarts was facing potential closure as a monster had been attacking Muggle-born students around the school. It was Madam Pomfrey's job to make sure that these students were found and treated to the best of her ability, though for those petrified she could not treat students without Pomona Sprout's Mandrake potion. She also refused to allow any students to visit the victims, in fear of the attacker might return to finish them, but allowed Harry and Ron to visit Hermione with Professor McGonagall's permission. Eventually, they managed to get the potion made and cured Hermione Granger, Colin Creevey, Penelope Clearwater, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Nearly Headless Nick, and Mrs. Norris. At the end of the year, Madam Pomfrey and Professor Sprout sat at the staff table and Albus Dumbledore asked the whole school to thank them both for their efforts in helping all petrified students, as well as applauding in Lockhart's departure.

1993–1994 school yearEdit

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Poppy Pomfrey, Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall sit at the High Table in the Great Hall.

At the end of 1994 Harry, Ron, and Hermione all had endured injuries following the events that took place when Sirius Black returned to Hogwarts and revealed Peter Pettigrew to be alive. The three all woke up in the hospital wing after Ron broke his leg the previous evening, and both Harry and Hermione had passed out from the Dementor attack along with Sirius Black. Madam Pomfrey was not surprised to have the three in her care again. Whilst in the Hospital Wing, Hermione, at Dumbledore's hint, used her Time-Turner to go back in time with Harry to three hours before. They rescued Sirius Black on Buckbeak the hippogriff to prevent him from being administered the fatal Dementor's Kiss. They managed to get back in time without Madam Pomfrey realising what they had done. Madam Pomfrey also spoke approvingly of Remus Lupin's use of chocolate to relieve the effects of a Dementor's presence on students, commenting that Hogwarts has "finally got a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher who knows his remedies".

1994–1995 school yearEdit

"Last year dementors, this year dragons, what are they going to bring into this school next?"
—Madam Pomfrey complains about the Triwizard Tournament[src]
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Poppy Pomfrey at Hogwarts.
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When several students, including Fred and George Weasley, S. Fawcett and Summers "decided to age themselves up a little" in order to be eligible to enter the 1994 Triwizard Tournament, Madam Pomfrey had to remove the beards which they had grown in attempting to cross Dumbledore's Age Line. She was most annoyed by the students actions and treated them with regret. She felt that the Triwizard Tournament would bring the school nothing but grief.

During the same school year, it was Madam Pomfrey's job to tend to the injuries that the four Triwizard Champions, Harry Potter, Viktor Krum, Fleur Delacour and Cedric Diggory received during the course of the tournament, and expressed distaste for the dragons for the first task.

She was also responsible to take the body of Cedric Diggory to the Hospital Wing after he had been killed by Peter Pettigrew under the order of Lord Voldemort during the last task. Later, after being questioned by Albus Dumbledore on the details of the incident, Harry Potter was sent to the hospital where Madam Pomfrey prescribed a Dreamless Sleep Potion for him, in order to get ample rest.

1995–1996 school yearEdit

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Poppy attends to Ron Weasley.
"I don't wonder you're shocked, Potter, as if one of them could have stunned Minerva McGonagall face-on by daylight! Cowardice, that's what it was... despicable cowardice... if I wasn't worried what would happen to you students without me, I'd resign in protest!"
—Madam Pomfrey to Harry Potter on her intention to resign[src]

In 1996, Hogwarts was under the control of the Ministry. Albus Dumbledore had escaped after facing potential imprisonment in Azkaban and Dolores Umbridge had taken over. Minerva McGonagall, Madam Pomfrey's close friend was hit by four Stunning Spells to the chest by Aurors while Umbridge was trying to sack and remove Hagrid from Hogwarts. Madam Pomfrey was deeply shocked by this attack and was unable to help Minerva. She transferred her to St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries where she could receive better treatment by qualified healers. Also, after the Dumbledore's Army's traitor, Marietta Edgecombe, was struck with Hermione Granger's jinx, Madam Pomfrey could not do the slightest in improving the pustules instilled on Marietta's face.

Madam Pomfrey considered resigning in protest after the attack, but did not as she cared for the students too much. She subsequently helped treat the assorted injuries that Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Ginny Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Harry Potter sustained during the battle in the Department of Mysteries, including a broken ankle, broken nose, and the effects of an unknown curse on Hermione, which if cast verbally could have been fatal.

1996–1997 school yearEdit

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Poppy raises her wand

In 1997, Madam Pomfrey examined Katie Bell after she had been cursed by an Opal necklace. She could not help Bell and transferred her to St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries for a specialist's opinion.

Madam Pomfrey also tended to Ron after he had almost been poisoned after drinking a glass of mead, which had been poisoned by Draco Malfoy in an attempt to kill Dumbledore.

She also helped Harry by fixing and mending up his head after he was hit and knocked out by a Quaffle which had been hit by McLaggen during a Quidditch match.

Later in the year, Hogwarts fell under attack from the Death Eaters.[9] Several students and Aurors were caught up in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, a battle which resulted in the death of headmaster Albus Dumbledore.[9] Madam Pomfrey tended to the wounds and injuries of those in the battle; Bill Weasley was injured the worst of all, as werewolf Fenrir Greyback had savaged and bit him whilst in his human form, causing Bill to be badly scarred.[9] Madam Pomfrey noted that there is no cure for werewolf bites and scars.[9] Lupin, being a werewolf himself, assumed that Bill would not take the form of a true werewolf since he might not be entirely infected with Lycanthropy, though he could develop lupine qualities.[9] Since it was an unique case, neither Madam Pomfrey nor the others knew what would become of Bill when he awoke.[9] When he woke up, all that happened to Bill developed a liking for raw meat.[9]

Shortly afterwards, Madam Pomfrey attended the Funeral of Albus Dumbledore to pay her respects to her lost colleague and friend.

Battle of HogwartsEdit

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Pomona Sprout, Poppy Pomfrey, Horace Slughorn, Argus Filch, and students are shocked after seeing Harry's "dead" body.

Following the death of former headmaster Albus Dumbledore, Lord Voldemort had taken control of Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic. He had appointed Severus Snape as Headmaster. Detentions and punishments imposed on students were severe under the cruel Death Eaters Amycus and Alecto Carrow as teachers. Students were noted to be in and out of the Hospital Wing often. In particular, Seamus Finnigan's face was unrecognisable with bruises.

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Madam Pomfrey, Neville and Luna in the Great Hall after the battle.

Later on in the year, Harry, Ron and Hermione returned to Hogwarts in search of the final Horcrux in Hogwarts, triggering a battle. The staff and students defended the school against Voldemort and his Death Eater army bravely whilst Harry searched for the Horcrux. At the end of the Battle of Hogwarts, students and staff alike were injured, or even killed. After the battle Madam Pomfrey tended to all the injured and dead.

Personality and traitsEdit

Madam Pomfrey was described by her students as being exceptionally kind, but even more so strict.[4] She was very obsessive, lining up the sweet boxes belonging to her patients in neat rows, and was intensely worried about all of the students under her care, believing even feasts to be risky.[4] Indeed, she never asked questions about how her patients received their ailments or questioning the sometimes ludicrous stories they told her, but instead immediately set to fixing them up.[10]

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

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Madam Poppy Pomfrey

EtymologyEdit

  • Poppy juice, better known as opium, is one of the oldest known medicines; it has been used as a painkiller and soporific for, at the very least, thousands of years. King Tut's tomb contained jars of poppy juice, presumably to relieve the pain he suffered from a head injury. Although it is mostly known today as an addictive drug, opium's derivatives, such as morphine and codeine, are vital to modern medicine for their anaesthetic properties. 
  • Pomfrey sounds like comfrey, a plant in the borage family which can be made into a soothing salve. Meanings of her names are, therefore, both in some way medically related. Pomfrey cakes are small, sweet lozenges made from the roots of the licorice plant. Licorice also has been a medicinal ingredient for hundreds of years.

Behind the scenesEdit

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Poppy in Pottermore
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AppearancesEdit

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Poppy as a Lego minifigure.
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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. As Madame Pomfrey was already working at Hogwarts in 1971, having led Lupin to the Whomping Willow to transform, she must have been at least seventeen years old to be working there.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  6. These are the years she is known to have been active. She was certainly born before then and definitely did not die in that time.
  7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 18 (Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 1 (The Boy Who Lived)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 29 (The Phoenix Lament)
  10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 14 (Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback)
  11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 5 (The Dementor)


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