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A brief history of masks through the ages

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By: Alison SARGENT | Florence GAILLARD | Nadia CHARBIT | Gilles TERRIER

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to claim victims around the world, many countries have made face masks compulsory in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But throughout the history of medicine, the use of the mask has long been controversial. How did it come to be a symbol of civic responsibility and public health? We take a look at the history of masks through the ages.

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