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A physician wearing a seventeenth century plague preventive costume. Watercolour, ca. 1910.

Date
[1910?]
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2084i
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Description

The costume worn by physicians attending plague patients is described by Jean Jacques Manget in his 'Traité de la peste', Geneva 1721: the gown was made of morocco leather, with underneath a skirt, breeches and boots, all of leather and fitting into one another. The long beak-like nose piece was fitted with aromatic substances and the eyeholes were covered with glass

Publication/Creation

[1910?]

Physical description

1 painting : watercolour ; sheet 50.8 x 35.9 cm

Lettering

Costume worn by doctors during an outbreak of plague 17th century

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2084i

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  • English


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