Medieval Doctors. . This explains the creepy guy in my nightmares... During the Bubonic Plague. meters were them berrylike masks to at/ oid bacc) ming sick. The
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This explains the creepy guy in my nightmares...
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#1 - mudkipfucker (04/24/2014) [+] (8 replies)
#11 - part (04/25/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Actually, the spices were because they thought the disease was spread through "miasma", a gaseous form of the disease. The spices in the beak were supposed to work like a gas mask.
#17 - secretdestroyers (04/25/2014) [+] (3 replies)
I have made this special elixir out of lead and pomegranate!
User avatar #14 - redrex (04/25/2014) [-]
they believed the disease was spread through smell, and that rose petals, herbs, spices and whatnot would prevent them from getting it. an old, ineffective gas mask
User avatar #12 - therealtjthemedic (04/25/2014) [-]
It wasn't designed to be creepy.
The masks were filled with spices to try and ward off the plague.
And like always, tumblr is full of shit, possibly also to ward of the plague.
User avatar #7 - Whaaaaaaaaa ONLINE (04/24/2014) [+] (6 replies)
question, if its medieval times how the fuck did they take a photo?

bottom right picture.
#8 to #7 - rogernice (04/24/2014) [-]
That's probably just a costume.
#15 - fishinyourface (04/25/2014) [+] (1 reply)
User avatar #10 - sharlibri (04/25/2014) [-]
Well actually, the spices and herbs that they used were later named theives after the thieves who would rub the oils, spices, and herbs on themselves before grave robbing.
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#45 - thegrayfox (04/25/2014) [+] (1 reply)
How did you manage to fuck up this simple fact? It takes no Googling effort at all.

The spices and flower petals in the beak were there because at that time, there was no human knowledge of bacteria, so they thought all diseases were caused by bad smell. It was a form of early bio-hazard mask. Not so they "wouldn't have to smell" as if it's there just to avoid discomfort.
#40 - anonymous (04/25/2014) [-]
get a plague doctor outfit and a scythe, tilt the brim of the hat down and slowly walk past a nursing home or hospital.
#35 - anonymous (04/25/2014) [-]
People believed it was the smell that causes the plague.

It also why perfumes were invented. Namely cologne.

Dunno where you got taht pic from, but it's full of shit.
User avatar #23 - popkornking (04/25/2014) [-]
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) See 24:06 and 108:15
#18 - ihaveablackfrend ONLINE (04/25/2014) [+] (2 replies)
And then there's this nigga
#9 - anonymous (04/24/2014) [-]
i find them cute
#34 - bibblesworth (04/25/2014) [+] (2 replies)
This is my plague doctor outfit.

Am I doing it right?
#27 - anonymous (04/25/2014) [-]
this explains a lot about assassins creed to me
User avatar #24 - doktorschnabel (04/25/2014) [-]
Hi guys.
User avatar #20 - azraelthemage (04/25/2014) [-]
The lenses on the mask were colored as well to filter out light due to the belief that merely seeing plague victims would cause the disease to spread.
#13 - funkmasterjunk (04/25/2014) [-]
come on now you never played assassins creed 2?
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