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Skeleton of a boy sitting on the 'D' of 'Dream', from Francesco Bertinatti, Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative (Turin, 1837-39).  Artist: Mecco Leone. Lithograph
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A human head in profile divided into offices, staffed by little men, and areas of industrial production. From Fritz Kahn, Das Leben des Menschen; eine volkst├╝mliche Anatomie, Biologie, Physiologie und Entwick-lungs-geschichte des Menschen (Stuttgart, 1926). Chromolithograph.

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Der Mensch als Industriepalast (Man as Industrial Palace)

Stuttgart, 1926. Chromolithograph. National Library of Medicine.

Fritz Kahn
(1888-1968)
[author]

Kahn’s modernist visualization of the digestive and respiratory system as "industrial palace," really a chemical plant, was conceived in a period when the German chemical industry was the world’s most advanced.



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