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These 25 Disturbing Photos Will Make You Glad History Is History

3) This Old Clipping Of A Plague Doctor: These disturbing beak-like masks were worn by doctors during times of great plagues in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. The designs were supposed to protect them from the foul putrid air. Now they’re used mostly for costume purposes, but this doesn’t excuse how sad and tragic a part of history it is.

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