cool. what's the source of this illustration? it's great.
It's from The Miracle of Life - a 1941 book about natural history (including humanity) and evolution. If you click on The Human Machine in my "Labels" list you'll quickly find The Workshop of the Head, which I posted on 13th October. It is, I think, an even cooler illustration. There are more where these come from and I'll be posting them from time to time.The questionnaires you've posted look interesting...
I think I would rather not know what is going on in these illustrations!
It brings to mind that poem 'Today we have the naming of parts'. It looks like what I imagine military instructions on how to chuck a hand-granade would look like.
I never looked at it like that. I always think the top picture is a good representation of what it feels like to have a bad cold.
This illustration is fantastic! I could see this as a poster on my wall. Very cool.
As a kid I loved these ingeniously instructive books that predated television. Memory lane!
billectric: It would make a good poster, wouldn't it? I might try to make myself one. Not sure my scan would blow up enough.Dick: Television, unfortunately, is far better at entertaining than informing. On the bright side, there are still good books around. My children had a "pop-up book" of the human body, for example. Gory, but great.
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