The history and value of face masks

Average: 3 (1 vote)

Logo of eurjmedres Link to Publisher's site


In the human population, social contacts are a key for transmission of bacteria and viruses. The use of face masks seems to be critical to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 for the period, in which therapeutic interventions are lacking. In this review, we describe the history of masks from the middle age to modern times.