Well, obviously you could find a more indepth explanation on it if you were to google it. In the case that you are interested, here you have a link to the wikipedia article;Soul of Stray Demon wrote:All that just for the Plague? Wow, they were very worried about it.Mr. Tart wrote:Plague doctors were around at the same time as, you guessed it, The Plague. They wore masks with a beak, and at the end of the beak they would use herbs in a belief that it would keep them safe from the plague(I believe this was the reason). They would also carry canes as to avoid physical touch with the victim.
I still don't get the skull and other stuff. Whatever.
Here's another website with information, though I don't know how trustworthy the information is;