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...

executioner, 方达 周 on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/RX3em

executioner, 方达 周 on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/RX3em

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How the Black Death Worked

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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

Mapa de la evolución de la peste bubónica en Europa durante el siglo XV.,

Mapa de la evolución de la peste bubónica en Europa durante el siglo XV.,

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

Funeral procession...it was a dark and dreary day...rain poured down from clouds of grey...

Funeral procession...it was a dark and dreary day...rain poured down from clouds of grey...

Bubonic Plague Black Death June 25-1348...The Black Death Plague was responsible for many deaths!!!!

Bubonic Plague Black Death June 25-1348...The Black Death Plague was responsible for many deaths!!!!

The Middle Ages - The Black Death  An epidemic thought to be bubonic plague that swept across Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1300s, decimating approximately 1/4th of the known world's population.

The Middle Ages - The Black Death

The Middle Ages - The Black Death An epidemic thought to be bubonic plague that swept across Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1300s, decimating approximately 1/4th of the known world's population.

"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)

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