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

Anatomy of 14th Century Bubonic Plague Hazmat Suits

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

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!

Perlglanz Plague Doctor Ledermaske in weiß Rosa und von TomBanwell

Perlglanz Plague Doctor Ledermaske in weiß, Rosa und grün

Na antiguidade as pessoas com doenças contagiosas (lepra/peste) eram confinadas em locais isolados. Esse cara daria um ótimo "carcereiro"

Na antiguidade as pessoas com doenças contagiosas (lepra/peste) eram confinadas em locais isolados. Esse cara daria um ótimo "carcereiro"

circus performer story idea - "The stork," a man who is in the circus because of a deformity, but has the most pure and romantic heart of all, and falls in love with someone whom he is too shy to speak to

circus performer story idea - "The stork," a man who is in the circus because of a deformity, but has the most pure and romantic heart of all, and falls in love with someone whom he is too shy to speak to

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask in black "Ichabod" by TomBanwell on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/78161736/steampunk-plague-doctor-mask-in-black

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask in black "Ichabod"

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask in black "Ichabod" by TomBanwell on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/78161736/steampunk-plague-doctor-mask-in-black

Plague Mask. Masks are used to bring in the spirits, the shaman goes into a trance and the spirit dances his or her body.

Plague Mask. Masks are used to bring in the spirits, the shaman goes into a trance and the spirit dances his or her body.

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