Plague Doctors – the Last Word
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Disappointingly, this is probably what most plague doctors actually looked like. Ivory figurine, circa 1700 (DMMI object no. AB / 0315) To finish up what’s become a series of articles on this subje…

This is possibly the most disappointing plague-related news since–wait.

That bad joke aside, it’s always interesting to see how sensible people came to adaptive conclusions despite working with mistaken theories. That phenomenon reminds us to maintain a certain humility in the face of the argument-from-utility one often hears about contemporary ideologies.

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