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Arielle Schechter
Arielle Schechter • 2 years ago

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 this period was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.