In times of epidemics, these physicians were specifically hired by towns where the plague had taken hold. Since the city was paying their salary, they treated everyone, wealthy or poor.
Medieval plague doctors thought the smelly herbs and flowers they stuffed in their masks would keep them healthy. They didn't, but their impenetrable (and spooky!) leather outfits actually did! That coat was like the hazmat suit of their day.
Today we have soap, so unless you particularly like wearing a lot of leather, maybe just wash your hands instead. Actually, wash your hands either way. Now wash them again.
This Squishable comes with a glow in the dark lantern! Please be aware, there may be some variation in the glow-in-the-dark color of the lantern.