Plague doctors were individuals in the Middle Ages who were given the task of tending to people infected with the plague. In most cases, they were either second rate or under-trained physicians, incapable of maintaining their own practice. Many were not doctors at all, but people of various other employments paid by towns to cater to the sick.
Plague doctors were employed in various methods whenever plague set in. The earliest documentation of these individuals being hired go as far back as the mid 500s AD. The plague doctor image that we as a general public are familiar with was not seen until the 1600s. It was then that the “traditional” plague doctor costume was created. The costume consisted of a cloak made of heavy fabric covered in wax to protect the doctor’s body, and a mask to keep out the sick air. The masks had a long cone shaped structure at the nose, to be filled with scents that would protect the doctor from the bad air.
Because of the nature of their work, plague doctors often became victims of the plague themselves, or were quarantined for the protection of the public.
apparently you can’t like a band if you don’t know all the member’s full names, every word to every song they’ve ever written, how many times a day they use the bathroom, their blood type and own a sample of their hair.
when you search corpses of people you worked hard to kill and they don’t have any money
I FORGOT TO MENTION I’M PLAYING A GAME OMG
Educate yourself, you just might save your life or others.
Everyone who takes one (being under the age bracket where it is safe) should read this up & know a thing or two about it. Effects are as irreversible as being pregnant.
The article wouldn’t actually load, but for anyone out there that is wondering… Birth control has risks yes… But you’re still at higher risk being pregnant… So don’t let people scare you into not being safe if you are having sex. Birth control may have scary facts about things that could happen to you… But realize that being pregnant is actually a riskier thing… If you don’t believe me, ask a non-biased doctor on the subject.
someone get this man a broom, we’ve found our seeker
If you think abortions ok, remember what Horton says.
Awkward. Dr. Seuss and his wife were really liberal and pro-choice. They’ve even threatened to sue pro-life organizations for using this quote the wrong way (the way you’re doing it actually). I guess you didn’t already know that Horton Hears a Who is about the American occupation of Japan post-WWII. He even dedicated it to his dear Japanese friend.
Mrs. Geisel (Mrs. Seuss) continued donating to Planned Parenthood and advocating for reproductive health and rights after her husband died.
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The penalty of misusing ds’s quotes should be punishable by death