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Game Info[]

Advanced growth-enhancing building. Requires Hospital.

  • 25% of the Food Food is carried over after a 20xPopulation5.png Citizen is born.


The Medical Lab is a modern building that boosts city population growth in the same manner as the Aqueduct. Its 25% effect stacks with the 40% reduction of the Aqueduct for a total of 65% reduction in Food Food required for a city to grow. This could be especially useful for large cities in desert or tundra tiles which run out of options for providing food later in the game, and also for all huge cities with 20+ 20xPopulation5.png Population.

Civilopedia entry[]

A medical laboratory is an institution that studies disease and human anatomy using a wide variety of extremely sophisticated and powerful instruments - from ultrasound to cameras the size of an ant to electron microscopes. Most - if not all - of the remarkable advances in medicine in the past 25 years have been made in medical labs. These include the sequencing of human DNA, retro-viruses to battle HIV-AIDS, gene therapy, nano-technology, and more. Much of the increasing cost of healthcare can be attributed to the simple fact that medical laboratories have been remarkably successful at battling illness and prolonging and improving the quality of human life - and these improvements cost huge amounts of money.

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