The Plague Doctor Tee Shirt Version III (Kid’s)

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This tee shirt features a coloured copper engraving of Dr. Schnabel (trans. Dr. Beak), a plague doctor in seventeenth-century Rome, published by Paul Fürst, ca.1656.

Plague doctors were real. During the outbreaks of bubonic plague that ravaged western Europe in the seventeenth-century, plague doctors took to wearing this very bizarre looking outfit to protect them from the ‘bad air’ that they believed carried the disease. It normally consisted of a full-body leather or waxed-canvas garment, large crystal glasses, and a large beak containing aromatic spices or dried flowers. These strong smells were meant to block the ‘bad air’.

These doctors also often carried a wand. The wand was used in issuing commands such as ‘take a urine bath’ and as a point of contact between the plague doctor and the patient. It acted as a social distancing tool.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for face masks has led to shortages in many parts of the world. And, while most of us do not enforce social distancing using a wand, we do try to maintain a 2 meter distance from others.

We offer a number of other versions of plague doctor tee shirts in our Geeky Tee Shirt store. They are among our top selling tees.

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This tee shirt features a coloured copper engraving of Dr. Schnabel (trans. Dr. Beak), a plague doctor in seventeenth-century Rome, published by Paul Fürst, ca.1656.

Plague doctors were real. During the outbreaks of bubonic plague that ravaged western Europe in the seventeenth-century, plague doctors took to wearing this very bizarre looking outfit to protect them from the ‘bad air’ that they believed carried the disease. It normally consisted of a full-body leather or waxed-canvas garment, large crystal glasses, and a large beak containing aromatic spices or dried flowers. These strong smells were meant to block the ‘bad air’.
These doctors also often carried a wand. The wand was used in issuing commands such as ‘take a urine bath’ and as a point of contact between the plague doctor and the patient. It acted as a social distancing tool. 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for face masks has led to shortages in many parts of the world. And, while most of us do not enforce social distancing using a wand, we do try to maintain a 2 meter distance from others. 
We offer a number of other versions of plague doctor tee shirts in our Geeky Tee Shirt store. They are among our top selling tees.
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Perfect casual heavy cotton tee for kids who just want a comfortable shirt to fool around or play sports. Durable, high quality print to go on exploring.
.: Classic fit
.: 100% Soft cotton (fibre content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (5.3 oz/yd² (180 g/m²))
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size
XS S M L XL
Width, in 16.15 16.93 18.12 18.9 20.08
Length, in 20.48 22.05 23.63 25.2 26.38
Sleeve length, in 6.34 7.01 7.49 8 8.51

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