Saturday, 7 November 2015

The 'Science' Behind Today's Plague Doctor Costume

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One of the most distinctive masks worn during the Carnival of Venice is 'Il Medico della Peste,' or 'The Plague Doctor.' But the distinctive bone-white mask and black clothing was actually the 17th century equivalent of a biocontainment suit. Albeit one based on very shaky science.

(via Miss Cellania)

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