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Masks and Chocolate

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Long nosed masks were worn by physicians - the idea being that  the air they breathed was rid of plague germs by being filtered through a herbal mix in the nose of the mask.  Ineffective, but it did lead to the use of the descriptive term "quacks" for doctors.

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