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Plague doctor...the "beak" would contain herbs that would help to protect the Doctor from contracting the disease. It was basically useless...of course they didn't realize how disease was spread and the different methods of cross contamination, etc...

Plague doctor...the "beak" would contain herbs that would help to protect the Doctor from contracting the disease. It was basically useless...of course they didn't realize how disease was spread and the different methods of cross contamination, etc...

Archaeologist Barney Sloane lends credence to the Black Death Not Rats theory...http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/17/black-death-rats-off-hook

Black Death study lets rats off the hook

Archaeologist Barney Sloane lends credence to the Black Death Not Rats theory...http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/17/black-death-rats-off-hook

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7 Creepy Vintage Medical Curiosities to Scare You Out of Getting Sick Again, Ever

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A man suffering from buboes and splotches! Symptoms of the Black Death?

How the Black Death Worked

A map of the progress of the bubonic plague in Europe during the 14th Century AD, by Sean Twiddy

A map of the progress of the bubonic plague in Europe during the 14th Century AD, by Sean Twiddy

The Middle Ages - The Black Death An epidemic thought to be bubonic plague that swept across Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1300s, decimating approximately 1/4th of the known world's population.

The Middle Ages - The Black Death

The Middle Ages - The Black Death An epidemic thought to be bubonic plague that swept across Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1300s, decimating approximately 1/4th of the known world's population.

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When they cracked the key to Poland's success at avoiding the Black Death.

Activity for Black Plague  I linked Black Plague, Louie Pasteur rabies story, few others after teaching 5th grade MicroWorlds - minute bacterias, epidemic, etc - much vocabulary, higher thinking skills..

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Activity for Black Plague I linked Black Plague, Louie Pasteur rabies story, few others after teaching 5th grade MicroWorlds - minute bacterias, epidemic, etc - much vocabulary, higher thinking skills..

Black death was not spread by rat fleas, and the bacterial DNA is an almost perfect match with today's version.

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

Black death was not spread by rat fleas, and the bacterial DNA is an almost perfect match with today's version.

The plague drastically culled the European population during the 14th and 17th centuries. The drawing above shows plague victims being taken away on a cart in London, which became a common site in the 14th century

One strain of bacterium was behind the Black Death and Great Plague

The plague drastically culled the European population during the 14th and 17th centuries. The drawing above shows plague victims being taken away on a cart in London, which became a common site in the 14th century

There really must be a place for Plague doctors...perhaps as a common mask to cover face changes?

There really must be a place for Plague doctors...perhaps as a common mask to cover face changes?

Can death be sleep, when life is but a dream, and scenes of bliss pass as a phantom by? ~ John Keats

Can death be sleep, when life is but a dream, and scenes of bliss pass as a phantom by? ~ John Keats

"Ring Around the Rosie" -- child's chant believed to be early rhyme about the "Black Death" (pocket full of posie referred to herbs or bouquets carried to deter spread of plague; a tishoo referred to sneeze -- a plague symptom; and we all fall down -- obviously a reference to death)

"Ring Around the Rosie" -- child's chant believed to be early rhyme about the "Black Death" (pocket full of posie referred to herbs or bouquets carried to deter spread of plague; a tishoo referred to sneeze -- a plague symptom; and we all fall down -- obviously a reference to death)

Black Death Map. Not a story map per se, but plenty of fiction has been written and films have been made about the Black Death (see: author Connie Willis and film The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey)

Black Death Map. Not a story map per se, but plenty of fiction has been written and films have been made about the Black Death (see: author Connie Willis and film The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey)