xbox-one-official asked:the absolute best part is that in europe for CENTURIES they just let their shit hang around and din't take baths, they just let shit fill up the place and just be everywhere, covered in their own shit, and it took ages for someone to theorize this wasn't that good and the health of europe skyrocketed but before that actual shit was all over the place and they were just covered in it (and their first sewers were pathetic and shit)
I’m sorry but like literally doctors dressed up like this
as a form of protection against epidemic disease. This is essentially the medieval European equivalent of a hazmat suit. Their ‘medicine’ was perfume and incense. That was their solution to the plague: bloodletting, frogs, and and posies of herbs (as protection to ward off the smell of the disease).
Like, everything smelled so bad they though disease was transmitted by foul odors. I’m not even kidding.
“The nose half a foot long, shaped like a beak, filled with perfume with only two holes, one on each side near the nostrils, but that can suffice to breathe and to carry along with the air one breathes the impression of the drugs enclosed further along in the beak … They also put mud in their trousers to keep the tumors away.”
THEY PUT FUCKING MUD IN THEIR PANTS. ON PURPOSE.