A kit of industrial-era medical equipment. It contains basic drugs, tools for suturing and bone setting, diagnostic devices, and various pads and fluids.
Medicine is an item used in doctoring.
Superior to herbal medicine but inferior to glitterworld medicine.
Best used for treating diseases and infections; misused if for standard injuries (unless a colonist is bleeding out faster than the herbal medicine completes to patch the wound).
Good enough for surgical operations in many cases, with a low chance of failure. If the doctor is bionic-enhanced, trauma savant, drug-enhanced or inspired then you can guarantee 100% success rate for most surgeries.
In 1.0 it received a new description.