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(Plague Doctor Mask)

The "Plague Doctor" may be considered a mask nowadays, but in the old times it was a sad reality.

The mask with the long beak is made to keep in it substances and aromas that it was believed would have protected the doctor from getting contaminated from the plague.

Watercolor by Giovanni Grevembroch: "Medico Industrioso"
Giovanni Grevembroch: "Medico Industrioso"
Plague Doctor - (18th century)

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