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Plague doctor contract


Plague Doctor


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A plague doctor contract was an agreement between a town's administrators and a "doctor" to treat bubonic plague patients. These contracts are present in European city archives. A plague doctor was specifically hired by a European city or town to treat plague patients, rich or poor, in times of epidemics. They were especially designed for the poor that could not afford to pay. Their contractual responsibility was twofold: to treat plague patients and to refrain from treating other types of patients, the latter provision representing an attempt to prevent the spread of disease from plague victims to other patients via a shared physician. In many cases these "doctors" were either volunteers, second-rate doctors, or new young doctors starting a career. A plague doctor had to serve a long quarantine after seeing a plague patient in his plague doctor costume. He was regarded as a "contact" who by agreement had to live in isolation to be quarantined.
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