Stock Photo: Plague patient. A physician (center front) is taking the pulse of a patient while he breaths through sponge soaked in herbs to protect against evil emanations from the victim. Two men with torches provide light. Three women attend to the patient. From Joannes de Ketham's FASCICULO DE MEDICINA, 1493. Ketham was a German physician living in Italy at the end of the fifteenth century.
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