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Dietrich Richtofen, M. by LieutenantHawk

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A man who is protected from the Plague.

Plague doctor - scary, strange vintage job! #vintagephotos #plaguedoctor #plaguedoctormask

The Black Death Plague Doctor. Wore long cloaks covered in wax. The long beak like mask was used to cover the smell of death by putting herbs in the beak.

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Today, scientists understand that the Black Death, now known as the plague, is spread by a bacillus called Yersina pestis. (The French biologist Alexandre Yersin discovered this germ at the end of the 19th century.) They know that the bacillus travels from person to person pneumonically, or through the air, as well as through the bite of infected fleas and rats. Both of these pests could be found almost everywhere in medieval Europe

Dark Hunter: The plague doctor is searching for something, with fear in his eyes. Leather plague doctor mask by Tom Banwell. Photo and styling by Topher Adam Photography.

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