Title A physician wearing a seventeenth century plague preventive costume. Watercolour.



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Physical description 1 painting : watercolour ; sheet 61.6 x 43.9 cm
Summary 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
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 10115i
Lettering Plague doctor's costume. Early XVII. century.
Topic-LCSH Plague.
Epidemics.
Physicians.
Protective clothing.
Genre/Technique Watercolors.
Copy photo no. M 2004
V 10641
System no. .b11580604
Record no. 10115i