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...

The Black Death Plague Doctor. Wore long cloaks covered in wax. The long beak like mask was used to cover the smell of death by putting herbs in the beak.

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The plague, a disease that has a high mortality rate. Doctors wore the beak masks to avoid catching it.

Plague Doctor Hat in Black Leather

Plague Doctor Hat in Black Leather

A Black Leather. It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason. During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants. Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague,

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Each design represents different characters. For instance, the long nose mask represents plague doctor who treated victims of the plague as the Black Death of Europe in the century. I found it interesting because the mask not only

Plague Doctor Mask KeyChain! Black Plague Doctor Mask! Leather Key Chain! Great gift! Unique Handmade item!

Plague Doctor Mask KeyChain! Black Plague Doctor Mask! Leather Key Chain! Great gift! Unique Handmade item

Plague Doctor Mask KeyChain! Black Plague Doctor Mask! Leather Key Chain! Great gift! Unique Handmade item!

Life in the time of Plague: 2 by lucyreynoldsart.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Life in the time of Plague: two The doctor comes Life in the time of Plague: 2

Original black plague mask worn by doctors

Plague Doctor's Mask from around German Museum of Medical History in Ingolstadt. The snout was supposed to protect the wearer from the plague.

Black Plague Doctor Archival Print in 4 by 6 Black Frame

Black Plague Doctor Archival Art Print

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