The Plague and Doctor Caim
A darkly comic graphic novel about a 17th century plague doctor by G.E. Gallas.
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The Plague and Doctor Caim follows the life of a 17th-century plague doctor: an Everyman with a beak.
Doctor Caim is hired by a village to treat both the rich and the poor. The doctor readily accepts the position, but goes about the work with much trial and error.
Doctor Caim encounters patients from all walks of life, experimenting with treatments while monitoring his own health and watching the stars for omens...
Research is the integral foundation of both the script and design of The Plague and Doctor Caim. Each medical treatment Doctor Caim tries and every situation Doctor Caim finds himself in is based on historical facts.
With the aesthetic of a medieval illuminated manuscript, this graphic novel finds macabre comedy within the history of the bubonic plague.