The Doctor’s Protective Suit

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The Doctor’s Robe

The nose of the sinister costume was supposed to act as a filter, being filled with materials imbued with perfumes and alleged disinfectants.

The lenses were supposed to protect the eyes from the miasmas. Illustration from Historiarum anatomicarum medicarum (1661), by Thomas Bartholin.

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