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Plague mask art. Superfantastic!

Masks worn by doctors during the Plague. The protective suit of the plague doctor consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat that was waxed, a mask with glass eye openings and a cone nose shaped like a beak to hold scented substances and straw.

Plague doctors - They were second rate, under-trained physicians. Many were not doctors at all, but people of other employments paid by towns. Plague doctor images that we are familiar with was not seen until the 1600s when the traditional plague doctor costume was created: heavy fabric cloak covered in wax to protect the doctors body & a mask to keep out the sick air. Masks had a long cone shape at the nose filled with scents to protect the doctor from bad air.

BB: Masks worn by doctors during the Plague. The protective suit of the plague doctor consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat that was waxed, a mask with glass eye openings and a cone nose shaped like a beak to hold scented substances and straw.

Plague Doctor by SugarHighTyrant

I was a lil bored, and after finding out about plague doctors a while ago from a friend, I looked them up and was intrigued.