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Herbs, Crucifixes, and Quacksalvers

Medieval Medicine

Director:

MDR, 2014, 30 minutes

Filmed at such impressive historic sites as the Great Mosque (Cordoba), the abbey complex in Winchester (England), or Charité Hospital (Berlin), this “documentary to accompany the movie The Physician”, tells the true story of the medieval physician. What’s the truth about the claimed intellectual taboos, and what were the reasons given for them? In what form was medicine practiced back then and what methods and practices of ancient times do we still apply today?