Friday, December 10, 2010

Fritz Kahn?, Early 20th Century

Attributed to Fritz Kahn.

Via Elettrogenica.


Thilo von Debschitz said...

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.

chemolithoautotrophic said...

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.