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During the plague in the Middle Ages, some doctors wore a primitive form of biohazard suit called “plague suits” (pictured above). The mask.

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.    A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.

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

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Plague Doctor- physicians wore these masks during outbreaks of bubonic or pneumonic plague in hopes of protecting themselves as they treated patients.

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...

Black Death The Black Death (Black Plague, The Plague, Bubonic Plague) was so named because the skin on many of its victims turned black.

Plague Mask. Masks are used to bring in the spirits, the shaman goes into a trance and the spirit dances his or her body.

Goth the plague doctors mask may be made of wood but his soul is made of shadows,his skin is made of feathers & his mind is made of disease.

Creepy Pictures - black plague doctors wore masks like this filled with scents to ward off the smell of disease

perilz: “ qglas: “ psychedelic-freak: “ The Black Death Plague Doctor: A plague doctor was a special medical physician who saw those who had the Bubonic Plague.

A Black Leather.bird mask.  Why is it scary?  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, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly.  In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

Plague Doctor Hat and mask in Black Leather van TomBanwell on Etsy - This is a classical plague doctor's hat, modeled after the engraving by Paul Fürst done in It is part of the historical plague doctor's costume.

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Yes, Once Upon a Time Doctors would dress like this to avoid infection with the Bubonic Plague. Would you have taken medical advice from this guy? I'd be too scared to refuse his advice!

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection. The protective suit consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat that was waxed.

Plague Doctors

The Black Death Plague Doctor: A plague doctor was a special medical physician who saw those who had the Bubonic Plague. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were d

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection. Being a plague doctor was unpleasant, dangerous and difficult. Their chances of survival in times of a plague epidemic were low.

says this is a "Plague Doctors' mask. Herbs and dried flowers filled the beak to protect from germs and fight odors"

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.

The true meaning of the nursery rhyme 'Ring Around the Rosie': the bubonic plague.

The true meaning of the nursery rhyme 'Ring Around the Rosie': the bubonic plague. Finally someone says it the way I learned it "Ashes, ashes we all fall down!

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