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...

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

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A medicina do passado em 25 fotos arrepiantes e históricas que todos devem ver

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

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"As may be seen on picture here, In Rome the doctors do appear, When to their patients they are called, In places by the plague appalled, Their hats and cloaks, of fashion new, Are made of oilcloth, dark of hue, Their caps with glasses are designed, Their bills with antidotes all lined, That foulsome air may do no harm, Nor cause the doctor man alarm, The staff in hand must serve to show Their noble trade where'er they go."-Dr. Nathaniel Hodges

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Topic: The Great Plague of London in numbers | Explore Royal Museums Greenwich

Topic: The Great Plague of London in numbers | Explore Royal Museums Greenwich

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During the Middle Ages a cross on the door informed others that inhabitants had developed symptoms of the Black Death. This plague hit several times during Henry's reign. It was almost always fatal, and it still exists, with the last major outbreak being around the beginning of the 20th century.

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