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Plague Doctor
Often quarantined from the general public, Plague Doctors served as public servants during epidemics, starting with the Black Death in the 14th century. The beak would hold dried flowers, herbs, spices, or vinegar to keep fend off bad smells which were thought to pass along illness. Image available through Wikimedia Commons


Welcome to the guide to doing research in Medieval Technology.  This guide was created primarily for THIST 490 at UW Tacoma.  It will help you find:

 

 

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