Kim Bruneau shows protective outfit from 17th century plague along with her art


Kim Bruneau, real estate specialist/ agent, model, artist and philanthropist shows off one of her latest paintings and models a costume of the protective gear doctors wore in the 17th century plague.

Kim Bruneau wearing a 17th century doctors protective outfit,
with her artwork in the background

Plague doctors wore a mask with a bird-like beak to protect them from being infected by deadly diseases such as the Black Death, which they believed was airborne. … ‘ To battle this imaginary threat, the long beak was packed with sweet smells, such as dried flowers, herbs and spices.

Kim Bruneau Painting – 17th century doctors outfit worn during the plague – Get well soon!

The 3 pandemics of plague have been the deadliest on human kind. The most popular theory of how the plague ended is through the implementation of quarantines. The uninfected would typically remain in their homes and only leave when it was necessary, while those who could afford to do so would leave the more densely populated areas and live in greater isolation.

Kim Bruneau showing what doctors wore during the 17th century plague for protective gear

After the plague was radiated, it was time for the flu pandemics to started hitting our specie; the Spanish flue being the deadliest so far from 1918 to 1920. 

Protective gears evolve and so do the diseases that hit us but history always repeats itself.

Kim would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween from her quarantined family (Kim, Tyler & Penelope), to yours. 

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