“Fritz Kahn’s books and illustrations explored the inner machinery of
the human body, using metaphors of modern industrial life. Kahn turned
the brain into a complex factory with light projectors, conveyor belts,
secretaries and cinema screens; he showed the journeys of blood cells
as locomotives encircling the globe; and he compared bones to modern
building materials such as reinforced concrete.” (source).
Above: Corps Machine, illustrator unknown, found at Agence Eureka.
Above: The Head Office, by Harrold Wheeler, 1941
Above: The miracle of life, by Harold Wheeler, 1941
Above: Detail of a Chinese health poster (source).