London, 1349: A cross marks the door of the house hit by death.

New victim of the Black Death: Professor killed by plague bug he studied

Matthias Grunewald/Bridgeman Art Library. A man suffering from buboes and splotches

How the Black Death Worked

The Black Death Plague Doctor: A plague doctor was a special medical physician who saw those who had the Bubonic Plague. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection.

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we mourn. it's what we do. we're paid well for it. and sometimes, just sometimes, we really mean it

we mourn. it's what we do. we're paid well for it. and sometimes, just sometimes, we really mean it

The plague drastically culled the European population during the 14th and 17th centuries. The drawing above shows plague victims being taken away on a cart in London, which became a common site in the 14th century

Black Death may have been lurking for centuries

The plague drastically culled the European population during the 14th and 17th centuries. The drawing above shows plague victims being taken away on a cart in London, which became a common site in the 14th century

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