What PPE did certain specialized doctors don in the 16th and 17th centuries, but is now often worn as a scary Halloween costume?
An ankle-length overcoat and a bird-like beak mask. As an attempt to purify the air they breathed (it was believed that good smells would cancel ou' the diseases, and people would often walk around with a flower under their nose), the plague doctors would fill the mask with herbs and spices (commonly lavender). The plague doctors would also wear gloves, boots, a wide-brimmed hat, a linen hood, and an outer over-clothing garment. Source: Wikipedia
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