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Dressed for the Plague, 1720

In plague on February 10, 2011 at 1:17 am

from A Tragedy of the great plague of Milan in 1630 by Robert Fletcher, 1898

“The beak attached to the mask was filled with aromatics, the air passing over them in respiration.” (page 16)

 

“Sketch of a Cordovan-leather-clad doctor in Marseilles, having also a nose-case filled with smoking material to keep off the plague. With the wand he is to feel the pulse.” (page 16)

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