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The human body with physiological activities represented as factory procedures. Colour lithograph after F. Kahn, ca. 1930 (?).

  • Kahn, Fritz, 1888-1968.
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The organs of the body are shown as machines in a chemical factory, e.g. food is tipped into the mouth, is ground up in the cogwheels of the teeth, falls down a chute into the stomach, goes along a conveyor belt being sprayed by stomach acids, etc.


Stuttgart : Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, [1930?] (Stuttgart : Imprimerie Offset Fricke & Co.)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; image 97.6 x 48.5 cm


L'homme comme palais de l'industrie. Extrait de Kahn, Das Leben des Menschen.

References note

Uta von Debschitz and Thilo von Debschitz (edd.), Fritz Kahn: Man Machine – Maschine Mensch, Vienna 2009


Wellcome Library no. 674371i

Terms of use

The copyright is managed by Mr Thilo von Debschitz on behalf of the Kahn family, according to an email to the Wellcome Library 24 January 2013



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