Online archive of anatomy images from National Library of Medicine from 1500 onwards
above: Der mensch gesund und krank, menschenkunde 1940 … . Vol. 2
Zürich-Leipzig, 1939. Relief halftone. National Library of Medicine - Fritz Kahn - (1888-1968)
This manipulated photo shows the effects of sunlight on the health of the body.
‘Sometimes known as the tree of Diderot and d’Alembert, the system was a tree developed to represent the structure of knowledge itself, produced for the Encyclopédie by Jean le Rond d’Alembert and Denis Diderot. The tree was a taxonomy of human knowledge, inspired by Francis Bacon’s The Advancement of Learning. The three main branches of knowledge in the tree are: “Memory”/History, “Reason”/Philosophy, and “Imagination”/Poetry.’