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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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Two silhouetted men, each with an image of flame burning on his chest, harvest wheat, a third man sleeps next to them. From Fritz Kahn, Man: His Structure and Function (New York, 1942). Relief halftone.

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Das Leben des Menschen... (The Life of Man). Vol. 5

Stuttgart, 1931. Relief halftone. National Library of Medicine.

Fritz Kahn

As agricultural laborers do the work of harvesting wheat, their bodies burn energy, a process symbolically represented by an internal flame.

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