Flattered in spite of himself, Simon answered truthfully: "Grew up in a family of fishermen and sailors. My bros always had all sorts of accidents; hooks in their flesh, falls from masts, splinters, diseases from the spoiled food on ships. They couldn't afford a doctor, so I became the family healer since I'm pretty useless at anything physical. I learned the basics by asking around... Old wives, foreigners and such. Even an Elf, once."
He had also experimented a bit on stray dogs, but he thought it best not to mention it.