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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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from HubPages

What Caused the Black Death?

Black Death killed 40% of the population. Disease was transferred from fleas on rats on the Silk Road.

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26 Times History Was Perfectly Summed Up By Tumblr

And when they questioned his wardrobe choices. | 26 Times History Was Perfectly Summed Up By Tumblr Are you saying that if Napoleon had listened to a woman he would've conquereed the world? mmm... interesting...

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How the Black Death Worked

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

Plague doctors in the and century wore these creepy masks to avoid breathing in putrid air, which they believed would cause infection. The beaks were filled with perfume. Popular scents were balm mint leaves, ambergris, cloves, camphor, myrrh, and rose.

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Black Death - It is one of the worst catastrophes in recorded history – a deadly plague that ravaged communities across Europe, changing forever their social and economic fabric. But how much do you know about the Black Death? | History Extra

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The disease that once took out 1/5 of the world's population is still around today. A lesson on the causes and effects of the bubonic plague (and why knowing them is important):

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