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vintage-freakshow:

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection.

vintage-freakshow:

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection.

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dandycapp:

IL CIRCO MACABRO (10 foto)

Dieci foto risalenti ai primi decenni del novecento, un circo senza animali ma con uomini fuori dal comune. A qualcuno potrebbe ricordare il celebre film “FREAKS” di Tod Browning.