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Doktor Schnabel von Rom, engraving by Paul Fürst (after J Columbina), Rome 1656.

A medical doctor equipped for visiting patients afflicted with the plague: a waxed long cloak, face covered with a mask, eyes secured behind crystal, and pleasantly smelling spices are placed in the long beak. With his rod he points at what should be attended to.

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