The “Science” Behind Today’s Plague Doctor Costume

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.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: io9.com

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