How to Avoid the Plague, 1630

engraving of a hairy goat in the mountains

There be some, who thinke it a great preservative against the pestilent Aire to keepe a Goat in their houses, because the capacitie of the Houses filled with the strong sent which the Goat sends forth, prohibits the entrance of the venemous Aire… All publike and great meetings and assemblyes must be shunned.

A Treatise of the Plague

Having trouble with social distancing? Just put a rank goat in your house and I promise people will keep their distance.