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The Bubonic Plague, also known as the black death, began in 1346 and quickly spread across Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people were dying and there was no way to stop the spread of it.
In there 1300's, we didn't have the type of healthcare and science we had today, so there was no real way to stop it spreading.
So, the doctor for Pope Clement, Guy de Chauliac, needed to think of a way to protect the Pope, so there was no risk of him getting the plague.
Then, after studying sickened patients, he was able to get an idea to help out the pope.
After studying, he concluded that the Plague traveled through air. He advised the Pope to keep a constant fire going to circulate the air, and to keep visitors out, much like the Coronavirus.
Because of these tips, the Pope was able to survive the Plague and live to see the day is was gone. This medieval physician really saved the Pope!