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Illustration of the Infection of a Bullet Wound

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Der Mensch als Industriepalast (Man as Industrial Palace), 1926

In this representation of a chromolithograph, German artist Fritz Kahn (1888–1968) depicts a modernist visualization of the human digestive and respiratory systems, as an "industrial palace" or chemical plant. Kahn conceived of Der Mensch als Industriepalast in a period when the German chemical industry was the world's most advanced. To learn more about the history of anatomical representations, visit Dream Anatomy.

Last Reviewed: August 11, 2014