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...

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Plague Doctor

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How the Black Death Worked

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Black death victims at Old Royal Mint, London Bubonic plague victims of 14th century London, uncovered in the 1980s in an excavation at the Old Royal Mint. Photograph: Rex Features

Black Death study lets rats off the hook

Black death victims at Old Royal Mint, London Bubonic plague victims of 14th century London, uncovered in the 1980s in an excavation at the Old Royal Mint. Photograph: Rex Features

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7 Creepy Vintage Medical Curiosities to Scare You Out of Getting Sick Again, Ever

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Activity for Black Plague  I linked Black Plague, Louie Pasteur rabies story, few others after teaching 5th grade MicroWorlds - minute bacterias, epidemic, etc - much vocabulary, higher thinking skills..

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Activity for Black Plague I linked Black Plague, Louie Pasteur rabies story, few others after teaching 5th grade MicroWorlds - minute bacterias, epidemic, etc - much vocabulary, higher thinking skills..

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

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

the masque of the red death does not keep you from being eligible for today’s “ Plague doctors were individuals in the Middle Ages who were given the task of tending to people...

26 Times History Was Perfectly Summed Up By Tumblr

26 Times History Was Perfectly Summed Up By Tumblr

There really must be a place for Plague doctors...perhaps as a common mask to cover face changes?

There really must be a place for Plague doctors...perhaps as a common mask to cover face changes?

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