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    Plague Masks worn by medieval plague doctors the "beak" like extension in the mask was filled with scented items: " Some of the scented materials wereambergris, balm-mint leaves, camphor,cloves, laudanum, myrrh, rose petals,storax. This was thought to protect the doctor from miasmatic bad air" http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor

    Plague doctor. I soooooo wish...

    A Black Death plague doctor was a special physician who saw those who had the Bubonic Plague. They wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which was seen as the cause of infection. CREEPEH.

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    Alternative Plague Doctor Photography, Monster Brand Fine Art Print, Macabre Wall Art, Horror Masquerade Decor

    Authentic plague doctor mask, 14th century, Germany

    Plague mask

    Bird Mask.

    A plague doctor. Putrid air (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection. The protective suit consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat that was waxed. A wooden cane pointer was used to help examine the patient without touching.

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