He was responsible for healing the Black Death, but the medicine was not advanced enough and, as he did not have any real solution, all he did was to kill the patient quicker to put an end to the suffering.
My husband has fallen in love with this image. He wants something similar as a tattoo. He won't be stealing your design, but since he's decided he wants a plague doctor mask and a raven I feel like we should get your consent. It is your idea, after all.
at first when I looked at it I was all like "an existential piece indeed... ho hum"... um yeah. No I thought it was a well thought out piece about how the carrion birds follow those who work with death. (yeah I can be that pretentious from time to time).
Then I looked closer and saw that little heart and the look of the raven... my stomach and face are still hurting from laughter... it's soooo adorable. I love it.
(it doesn't hurt that the technique is excellent too)