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15th century woodcut showing plague victim

15th century woodcut showing plague victim

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Caption

A victim of plague taken from a 15th century German woodcut. The physician holds a sponge in front of his nose as he attends the patient. The sponge would be soaked in a herbal preparation to ward off evil emanations from the victim.

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