Plague Doctor


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Plague Doctor

The Plague Doctor’s costume was designed to protect you from what was thought of as “evil” smells or bad air which was seen as the cause of infection at the time. This is now known as the medically obsolete ‘Miasma theory’.

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Credit:

Narrator:

Chris Kane
www.vocalforge.com

Animation:
Daniel Turner

Artwork:
Daniel Turner
Thanks to Simple History fan Nathan Dim for drawing the backgrounds elements for this episode:

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Music Credit

Hush by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Interesting sources:

Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Volume XX, Issue 3, 1 July 1965, Pages 276

Fighting the Plague in Seventeenth-century Italy
By Carlo M. Cipolla

Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present
By George C. Kohn

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