Plague Doctor

The hat was made of leather. It was worn to show that the man was a doctor and also to add extra protection to the head. The beak that was attached to the mask was stuffed with herbs, perfumes or spices to purify the air that the doctor breathed when he was close to victims. Glass eyes were built into the mask to make sure that the eyes were fully protected.

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The mask covered the head completely and was gathered in at the neck for extra protection. The full-length gown was made out of thick material which was then covered with wax. Underneath the gown the doctor would wear leather breeches. The doctor wore leather gloves to protect his hands from any form of contact with the disease. The Plague Doctor carried a wooden stick so that he could drive people who came too close to him away. The beak that was attached to the mask was stuffed with herbs, perfumes or spices to purify the air that the doctor breathed when he was close to victims.

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The hat was made of leather. It was worn to show that the man was a doctor and also to add extra protection to the head. The beak that was attached to the mask was stuffed with herbs, perfumes or spices to purify the air that the doctor breathed when he was close to victims. Glass eyes were built into the mask to make sure that the eyes were fully protected. The mask covered the head completely and was gathered in at the neck for extra protection.

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The full-length gown was made out of thick material which was then covered with wax. Underneath the gown the doctor would wear leather breeches. The doctor wore leather gloves to protect his hands from any form of contact with the disease. The Plague Doctor carried a wooden stick so that he could drive people who came too close to him away.    http://www.histodcryonthenet.com/stuarts/plague_doctor.htm  

 

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Plague Doctor

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