Any character, regardless of guild can learn First Aid and Scholarship by studying an anatomy chart. Empaths also learn Empathy from studying the charts.
The easiest to learn from is currently the Rat. Studying a chart from your own race is also slightly easier than studying other races anatomy among the 11 adventurer races. If you recieve the message that "You attempt to study the chart, but find it almost impossible to do." the chart is too advanced for your scholarship, and it is recommended you try easier charts or wait until you have more scholarship to STUDY that chart.
Charts have a STUDY Round Time of 10-60 seconds. Your scholarship must be twice that of what is listed in the table below to consistently achieve a 10 sec RT. First Aid skill has no impact on STUDY RT.
When a chart is studied to the point of full understanding ("clarity"), it cannot be studied again for twenty minutes. If you have two of the same chart, the cool down is applied to all of the same chart.
Scholarship experience is awarded on each STUDY of a chart, but First Aid experience is awarded only at the first successful STUDY and on chart completion. If a chart is too advanced to be read due to the "impossible to do" message, no First Aid will be awarded. Empathy experience is only awarded on completion to Empaths. Thus, there is some incentive to use charts that are at level to your ranks, but you may still learn some from lower requirement charts.
There are 2 types of storage containers that are associated with the charts, the compendium and the textbook. The primary difference between the 2 is that the textbook will come with a fixed group of anatomy charts while the compendium will come either empty or pre-filled, but those charts can be removed and swapped for different charts at the owner's discretion.
Charts can be removed from compendiums via REMOVE COMPENDIUM when the compendium is turned to the page for the specific chart.
Standard compendiums hold up to 10 charts, some such as those sold at Advanced Anatomy hold up to 20 charts.