Episode 2: Why Did Old Timey Medieval Doctors Wear those Long Nose Masks? In this, the second episode of Thirsty Brain, Matt explains why old timey medieval doctors wore those weird long nose masks, what the Black Death was and what people thought was causing it.Matt doesn't always remember where he first learned things, but today's podcast was inspired by: Assassin's Creed Series, particularly the Ezio Trilogy. The distantly remember A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman Reading up on the Black Death and Yersinia Pestis on Wiki and the CDC. The History of the Germ Theory of Disease, especially this article that focuses on one of the greatest scientists of all time, Louis Pasteur. If you have any questions or corrections, email me at Matt@realeverything.comAnd if you love our show, please rate and review us on iTunes and Stitcher!