General malpractitioners are level 120 zombies found in the 'Rum'geon on Braindeath Island. They are encountered during and after A Clockwork Syringe. They use very strong ranged attacks that can hit over 150[obsolete]. On occasion, general malpractitioners will also throw a syringe in the direction of a nearby 'Rum'-pumped crab, which will temporarily increase the crab's attack speed.
These monsters are very dangerous, much more so then their low combat level would suggest. Their attacks are poisonous, hard-hitting, and very accurate, which subsequently makes them more likely to inflict poison. As with all poisonous monsters, protections prayers do not prevent poison from being inflicted. The poison caused by these monsters starts at an intensity of 58[obsolete] life points. If killing the crabs in the dungeon, and a malpractitioner begins attacking, the player should focus on killing the malpractitioner. These monsters have similar drops to the crabs that infest the dungeon, except the malpractitioners do not drop the brackish blade. They do, however, occasionally drop rune knives.