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Yes, this is taken from the book “Man in Structure and Function” by Fritz Kahn (Alfred Knopf, New York, 1943), chapter “Taste”. The caption reads: The taste zones of the tongue: (1) sweet, (2) salt, (3) sour, (4) bitter. The zones are not sharply separated, but overlap. In the center of the tongue is a zone that has no sensory buds, and consequently tastes nothing: this is the silent zone. –Is that an original (because the numbers are missing on the illustration)? I would be interested to learn more.
I have a book written by him. I don't remember the title tough, but it's quite broad in its subjects. From the universe to biology and evolution. I haven't finished reading it yet, but it's interesting. Somewhat unexpectedly, he was a gynecologist.
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