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The Physician (2013)

 
Concept featured in clip: Medical Practices
Location of clip: (DVD)


Summary of clip: Jesse is a medical student under Ibn Sinah and throughout the clip they are discussing medical treatments of the time. For example, ice for fevers, vinegar for purification, and the sounds of the universe.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This clip showcases where we used to be in our understanding of medicine.
Suggestions to teachers:

i. Suggested questions for students to when viewing the clip:
1. Does Jesse originally understand the teacher?
2. Who do the doctors specifically treat?
3. Vinegar was used for ______________________?
4. Ice was used for __________________________?
5. What did the man probably suffer from when Jesse pulled on his arm?

ii. Suggested activity for students:
1. Students could perform a research project on one specific treatment in ancient times and discuss how far we have come today either with the treatment itself or the disease it was supposed to cure.