The Plague Doctor
The Plague Doctor

The Plague Doctor

Regular price $10.00
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Contains: One 2”–3” String Doll character with a double-sided fabric nametag, keyring, and lobster claw (pictured below left)


The Plague Doctor keeps you away from all things contagious. Based on drawings of 17th century witnesses to the bubonic plague in England, the Plague Doctor looks scary but had an important role in society - he kept track of casualties, assisted in autopsies, and acted as the witness for wills for the dead and dying. The mask with its beak-like nose was designed to be filled with herbs and other organic material that would ward off germs.

($5.00 from the sale of each doll from our retail website will go to The Mütter  Museum Store in Philadelphia, who requested we make this doll for a special exhibition called Going Viral: Infection Through the Ages that started in November, 2019.)