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November 2 2011 Renaissance Newsletter


Last week's article focused on the Black Plague/Black Death as a precursory condition leading up to the Renaissance. This week I thought it would be interesting to take a look at a well-known class of people who played a major part in caring for plague victims - the Plague Doctor!

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Plague Doctors of the Renaissance
During outbreaks of the black plague, city officials throughout Europe were forced to hire what are known as "plague doctors" to assist in the treatment of plague sufferers.

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