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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How the Black Death Worked

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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

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

The plague drastically culled the European population during the 14th and 17th centuries. The drawing above shows plague victims being taken away on a cart in London, which became a common site in the 14th century

Black Death may have been lurking for centuries

The plague drastically culled the European population during the 14th and 17th centuries. The drawing above shows plague victims being taken away on a cart in London, which became a common site in the 14th century

Would you believe this is an activity that I created as an introduction to our physics unit on simple machines, gizmos and gadgets?!! Sometimes inspiration just hits! So heres how it came to be.  I was doing some background reading on Sir Isaac Newton, the scientist who developed [...]

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Would you believe this is an activity that I created as an introduction to our physics unit on simple machines, gizmos and gadgets?!! Sometimes inspiration just hits! So heres how it came to be. I was doing some background reading on Sir Isaac Newton, the scientist who developed [...]

"Ring Around the Rosie" -- child's chant believed to be early rhyme about the "Black Death" (pocket full of posie referred to herbs or bouquets carried to deter spread of plague; a tishoo referred to sneeze -- a plague symptom; and we all fall down -- obviously a reference to death)

"Ring Around the Rosie" -- child's chant believed to be early rhyme about the "Black Death" (pocket full of posie referred to herbs or bouquets carried to deter spread of plague; a tishoo referred to sneeze -- a plague symptom; and we all fall down -- obviously a reference to death)

A map of the progress of the bubonic plague in Europe during the 14th Century AD, by Sean Twiddy

A map of the progress of the bubonic plague in Europe during the 14th Century AD, by Sean Twiddy

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

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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