Il Docteure is a doctor of Bologna. He spouts funny Latin and quotes his own authority and learning best. He is the scary medieval health care specialist who carries a bag of silly doctor props: giant syringes, enema pumps, etc. Devoted to money and therapies of an addictive nature to keep long-term customers and their money, he represents the man of study and the narrowmindedness of science. He lusts for fame from some discovery and wastes energy only to chase a woman of wealth, such as the widow La Signora Isabella.