Plague Doctors were Doctors who Specialized in one area, they only treated the Bubonic Plague and could be called into any medieval town or city at a moments notice to deal with victims of the plague!
In times of a serious out-break or epidemic they were in great demand.
Plague doctors worked on an as required basis and were not employed as full time doctors within medieval towns and cities.
Plague Doctor Methods Blood Letting Sucking leech
A medieval doctor would wear a herb mask to protect against the Black death
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