Who wore such masks in the Middle Ages?

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Plague doctors in the 17th century wore protective clothes, with nosegays concealed in their masks. The purpose of the mask was to keep away bad smells, which were thought to be the principal cause of the disease. The beak could hold dried flowers, herbs, camphor or a vinegar sponge.
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