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Plague Doctor mask in black leather Schnabel by TomBanwell on Etsy

Plague Doctor mask in black leather "Schnabel"

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

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...

The Medicine Men during the Black Plague. The bird like beaks were meant to hold dried flowers (including roses and carnations), herbs (including mint), spices, camphor or a vinegar sponge, with the intent to counter the "evil" smells of the plague, and prevent contamination.

The Medicine Men during the Black Plague. The bird like beaks were meant to hold dried flowers (including roses and carnations), herbs (including mint), spices, camphor or a vinegar sponge, with the intent to counter the "evil" smells of the plague, and prevent contamination.

Black Plague Doctor Archival Print in 4 by 6 Black Frame

Black Plague Doctor Archival Art Print

Plague mask. Filled with herbs and spices, thought to protect against the black plague.

Plague mask. Filled with herbs and spices, thought to protect against the black plague.

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask Dr. Beulenpest

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask "Dr. Beulenpest"