There was a time when some bacon fat and flour were thought to heal a bad bruise, and internal bleeding was remedied by wearing a dried toad around one’s neck. In The Doctor, students will get the lowdown on the life of a doctor practicing during the Middle Ages. Focusing on the different beliefs and practices carried out by members of this important profession, this lively program investigates the role that religion and social status played in curing everyday maladies, while delving into the horrors of the infamous Black Death. Part of the multivolumeLife in the Middle Ages DVD Series. A Teacher's Guide is included and available online.
" - Video Librarian
"...engaging and entertaining...will definitely hold students' interest and give them a fuller understanding of how people lived and social structures changed during the Middle Ages. An excellent choice for secondary library collections.
"- School Library Journal
"Leavening hard facts with touches of humor and gross details that kids will devour, this informative series makes the era realistic for students.
(April 15, 2002)
"A valuable learning tool and just plain fun to watch for children and adults alike.
"- Midwest Book Review