Inside the mind of Fritz Kahn

For more than 40 years, German gynecologist and legendary science writer Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) captured the imagination of an international audience with hundreds of wildly inventive illustrations and more than a dozen popular science books. 

By | February 1, 2011

“Segmentation and the ‘segmental organs’ such as the kidneys (N) and the sexual apparatus (Ov.) are memories of the dawn of the human race. (1) Nervous system, (2) digestive tube, (3) segmental organs.” Original illustration for Der Mensch Gesund und Krank II, 1939.

“Segmentation and the ‘segmental organs’ such as the kidneys (N) and the sexual apparatus (Ov.) are memories of the dawn of the human race. (1) Nervous system, (2) digestive tube, (3) segmental organs.” Original illustration for Der Mensch Gesund und Krank II, 1939.

Inside the mind of Fritz Kahn Image Gallery

For more than 40 years, German gynecologist and legendary science writer Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) captured the imagination of an international audience with hundreds of wildly inventive illustrations and more than a dozen popular science books. The following illustrations, taken from the book Fritz Kahn—Man Machine, are but a small selection of Kahn's work.

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