DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Exhibit: Outbreak: Plagues that Changed History: Bryn Barnard:
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NMHMBA_091126_21.JPG: The Plague Doctor:
At the height of the Bubonic Plague, or Black Death, in Europe the 14th and 15th centuries, doctors invented special protective apparel, which by the end of the 16th century had evolved into the leather or waxed linen "plague suit." This consisted of a long robe, gloves, a wand for touching patients, and a mask with glass lenses and a long beak filled with vinegar-soaked cloth and spices to counteract the stench of festering buboes and rotting corpses. The costume survives today in the Italian "Commedia d'ell Arte" and the Catholic celebration preceding Lent -- Carnivale.
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2009 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs. I've also got a Nikon D90 and a newer Fuji -- the S200EHX -- both of which are nice but I still prefer the flexibility of the Fuji.
Trips this year:
Niagara Falls, NY,
New York City,
Civil War Trust conferences in Gettysburg, PA and Springfield, IL, and
my 4th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Los Angeles, Yosemite, Death Valley, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of a Lincoln-Obama cupcake sculpture published in Civil War Times and WUSA-9, the local CBS affiliate, ran a quick piece on me. A picture that I took at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium appeared in the National Archives' "Prologue" magazine. I became a volunteer with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Number of photos taken this year: 417,000.
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