Under the Knife: The Plague Doctor

By on November 11, 2014

The Black Plague arrived in Europe in 1347 and proceeded to wipe out a third of the continent’s population in what was a truly dark and terrifying chapter of human history.

Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris of The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice discusses the grim history of the bubonic plague and the iconic plague mask in the second episode of her new web series Under the Knife.

History of the bubonic plague is discussed in Under the Knife with Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris

Under the Knife

Under the Knife is a new web series that focuses on the horrors of pre-anaesthetic surgery with medical historian Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris. If you like the series, consider helping to make future episodes possible right here.

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