Episode 2 — Season of the Witch
Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:38 PM
Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:06 PM
After listening to this episode I had to toss out there that the masks worn by the doctors were historically accurate. Plague doctors wore the masks with the beak like protuberances that would contain aromatic herbs of some sort. The belief at the time was that this would protect them from the "bad air" which was believed to be the cause of the plague. Germ theory was not around during the plague. I did not see the movie, I just happen to know this random crap.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:34 PM
I was about to post that the other day. I learned that when I watched a Ghost Adventures episode where they went to an island where Italian doctors isolated plague victims, and burned them alive. They stuffed the beaks with shit that they would would prevent the ingestion of the plague.