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!

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!

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Worn during the middle ages, the beak was thought to protect the doctor from the plague.

Worn during the middle ages, the beak was thought to protect the doctor from the plague.

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Perlglanz Plague Doctor Ledermaske in weiß Rosa und von TomBanwell

Perlglanz Plague Doctor Ledermaske in weiß Rosa und von TomBanwell

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Disturbing and Provocative Art, Plague doctors were individuals in the Middle Ages...
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