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

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

How the Black Death Worked

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

Black death in London. Cross marks the door of infected victims.

New victim of the Black Death: Professor killed by plague bug he studied

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

we mourn. it's what we do. we're paid well for it. and sometimes, just sometimes, we really mean it

we mourn. it's what we do. we're paid well for it. and sometimes, just sometimes, we really mean it

The Black Death — Click on the image for facts about this topic. Citelighter lets you save, organize, and cite all of your research online. #citelighter

The Black Death — Click on the image for facts about this topic. Citelighter lets you save, organize, and cite all of your research online. #citelighter

Black Death skeletons dug up in Crossrail excavations in London http://descrier.co.uk/science/black-death-skeletons-dug-crossrail-excavations-london/

Black Death skeletons dug up in Crossrail excavations in London http://descrier.co.uk/science/black-death-skeletons-dug-crossrail-excavations-london/

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