Exhibition: AIDS, Pest, Corona: Museum shows the history of the pandemics
ZEIT ONLINE | News, backgrounds and debatesLeiden (dpa) - A long dark robe and a leather mask with a long beak. This is what protective clothing looked like in the 17th century during the plague epidemic. Today, caregivers wear white suits, mouth masks and wide plexiglass glasses to protect them from corona. The science museum Boerhaave in the Dutch city of Leiden shows in the exhibition “Infected!” the history of epidemics from the plagu...