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mages of plague sufferers in an illumination from a 16th Century Perugian manuscript

Crossrail Dig Sheds Light On Black Death Mystery: Plague Was Not Spread By Rats But Was Airborne, Experts Say

In the mid-1300s, approximately one quarter of the world’s population succumbed…

Excellent resource page for the history and epidemiology/biology of the Black Death. Click Image for Article (Image: Black Death in London, 1665 by Granger)

BNF Français 598 De Mulieribus Claris. Folio: 74v. Dating: 1400- 1425. From: Paris, France.

Also: side lacing. Folio: Dating: From: Paris, France.

12th century medieval eye surgery in Italy. It was common in manuscripts to paint the details wich where important big. The cataract-needle was a very fine needle which was used to push the grey lense away from the pupil. This cataract surgery is made the same since the roman period and worked well. Today you use laser, but you do basically the same thing.

Terrifying medieval medical procedures that will make your toes curl

The Plague bacteria (Yersinia pestis) which causes bubonic plague, thought to be the Black Death of Europe in the mid-14th century, and also the Great Plague of London in 1664-1665

As pretty as a picture (but a lot more deadly): Killer diseases as you've never seen them before

Stop Superbugs Naturally - The Plague bacteria (Yersinia pestis) which causes bubonic plague, thought to be the Black Death of Europe in the century, and also the Great Plague of London in

Authentic Plague Doctor Mask. Germany 14th Century

Authentic plague doctor mask, Germany, ca. the "beak" would be stuffed with herbs to protect the doctor from the miasma that carried the plague.

Medieval doctor cutting open a patient's skull with a hammer and blade. Illustration from a 14th century French medical manuscript by Guy of Pavia.

Medieval Doctor Cutting Open A Patients Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Medieval doctor cutting open a patient's skull with a hammer and blade. Illustration from a century French medical manuscript by Guy of Pavia.

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