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It's 1665 and the Black Plague is rife. Wander down the winding muddy alley past houses with red crosses, rotting bodies and black rats .

Welcome to the residence of... well... it may not matter. Try not to make too much noise. There's a fella here who'd like to die in peace - if his wife will let him!

Oh wait... he's dead. But let's not worry, the assistant is in charge and on the lookout for those infected. What can go wrong?

It's 1665 and the Black Plague is rife. Wander down the winding muddy alley past houses with red crosses, rotting bodies and black rats .

Welcome to the residence of... well... it may not matter. Try not to make too much noise. There's a fella here who'd like to die in peace - if his wife will let him!

Oh wait... he's dead. But let's not worry, the assistant is in charge and on the lookout for those infected. What can go wrong?

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me .

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me .

Special effects make-up artist and Instructable member, Kelly Zaks, has posted a tutorial on making this really cool, creepy-looking plague doctor’s mask. Just in time for Halloween!

The clothing worn by plague doctors was intended to protect them from airborne diseases. The costume, used in France in the 17th century, consisted of an ankle length overcoat and a bird-like beak mask, already used by doctors in Rome and Venice ever since the 14th century , often filled with sweet or strong smelling substances (commonly lavender), along with gloves, boots, a wide-brimmed hat, and an outer over-clothing garment. [2]

The beak doctor costume worn by plague doctors had a wide-brimmed leather hat to indicate their profession. [2] [7] They used wooden canes in order to point out areas needing attention and to examine patients without touching them. [8] The canes were also used to keep people away, [9] to remove clothing from plague victims without having to touch them, and to take a patient's pulse. [2] [10]

Lorme wrote that the mask had a "nose half a foot long, shaped like a beak, filled with perfume with only two holes, one on each side near the nostrils, but that can suffice to breathe and to carry along with the air one breathes the impression of the drugs enclosed further along in the beak". [13]

Plague doctors by their covenant treated plague patients and were known as municipal or "community plague doctors", whereas "general practitioners" were separate doctors and both might be in the same European city or town at the same time. [1] [4] [5] [6] In France and the Netherlands, plague doctors often lacked medical training and were referred to as "empirics". In one case, a plague doctor had been a fruit salesman before his employment as a physician. [7]

In the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection. The design of these costumes has been attributed to Charles de Lorme , the chief physician to Louis XIII . [8]

The first European epidemic of the bubonic plague dates back to the mid 6th century and is called the Plague of Justinian . [9] The largest number of people affected by the epidemic were the Black Death victims of Europe in the 14th century. In medieval times, the large loss of people (due to the bubonic plague) in a town created an economic disaster. Community plague doctors were quite valuable and were given special privileges; for example, plague doctors were freely allowed to perform autopsies , which were otherwise generally forbidden in Medieval Europe, to research a cure for the plague.

It's 1665 and the Black Plague is rife. Wander down the winding muddy alley past houses with red crosses, rotting bodies and black rats .

Welcome to the residence of... well... it may not matter. Try not to make too much noise. There's a fella here who'd like to die in peace - if his wife will let him!

Oh wait... he's dead. But let's not worry, the assistant is in charge and on the lookout for those infected. What can go wrong?

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me .

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me .

Special effects make-up artist and Instructable member, Kelly Zaks, has posted a tutorial on making this really cool, creepy-looking plague doctor’s mask. Just in time for Halloween!

The clothing worn by plague doctors was intended to protect them from airborne diseases. The costume, used in France in the 17th century, consisted of an ankle length overcoat and a bird-like beak mask, already used by doctors in Rome and Venice ever since the 14th century , often filled with sweet or strong smelling substances (commonly lavender), along with gloves, boots, a wide-brimmed hat, and an outer over-clothing garment. [2]

The beak doctor costume worn by plague doctors had a wide-brimmed leather hat to indicate their profession. [2] [7] They used wooden canes in order to point out areas needing attention and to examine patients without touching them. [8] The canes were also used to keep people away, [9] to remove clothing from plague victims without having to touch them, and to take a patient's pulse. [2] [10]

Lorme wrote that the mask had a "nose half a foot long, shaped like a beak, filled with perfume with only two holes, one on each side near the nostrils, but that can suffice to breathe and to carry along with the air one breathes the impression of the drugs enclosed further along in the beak". [13]

It's 1665 and the Black Plague is rife. Wander down the winding muddy alley past houses with red crosses, rotting bodies and black rats .

Welcome to the residence of... well... it may not matter. Try not to make too much noise. There's a fella here who'd like to die in peace - if his wife will let him!

Oh wait... he's dead. But let's not worry, the assistant is in charge and on the lookout for those infected. What can go wrong?

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me .

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me .

Special effects make-up artist and Instructable member, Kelly Zaks, has posted a tutorial on making this really cool, creepy-looking plague doctor’s mask. Just in time for Halloween!


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