The History of Information Graphics

Lesson 6
- Special edition - the body and diseases


The Lebombo counting bone, Swaziland, 40000BC - Lunar phase? Menstrual cycle?

Ismail Ibn Hasan Jurjani (1044–1136)
Anatomical drawing - the human body
The Treasure of Khvarazm' Shah, 1120ca
National Library of Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran

Mansur Ibn Ilyas (14. century)
Arterial and nervous system
Tashrih-i badan-i insan, 1390ca
US National Library of Medicine, Bethesda

Book of Macharias on the Eye, ca. 1400
British Library, Sloane Collection

John Arderne (ca. 1307–1370)
Cross section of the human body
De arte phisicali et de cirurgia, ca. 1425
National Library of Sweden

The pregnant body
Writings of Astronomy, Astrology and Medicine, ca. 1485
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, cgm 597 fol. 259v

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)
The Human Fetus in the Womb
Leonardo's Sketchbooks, ca. 1511
The Royal Collection Trust

Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)
Proportions of the human body
Vier Bücher von menschlischer Proportion, 1525
National Library of Medicine, Bethesda

Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564)
De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, 1543

William Harvey (1578–1657)
Blood circulation
De motu cordis, 1628
Warnock Library

Robert Hooper (1773–1835)
Diagram of the Human Eye, 1803
Wellcome Collection

Lemercier's anatomy
Planche 30

Wilhelm Röntgen (1845–1923)
Hand mit Ringen - Anna Bertha Ludwig
1895 22nd December

Fritz Kahn (1888–1968)
Das Leben des Menschen, 1924

Crick and Watson's original DNA molecular model, 1953
King's College, Science Museum London

Crick's drawing of double helix
Nature, 1953


Robert Hooke (1635–1703)
Micrographia, 1665
Collection of the Royal Society

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723)
Animalcules - bacteria
Letter to the Royal Society, 1683
Collection of the Royal Society

Valentine Seaman (1770–1817)
Yellow Fever Map, 1798

John Snow (1813–1858)
Cholera Map of London, 1854

Louis Pasteur (1822–1895)
Silkworm infected by bacteria, 1870
Linda Hall Library

Robert Koch (1843–1910)
Photomicrograph of bacillus anthraxis, 1877

Many faces of the SARS2-COVID19

Harry Stevens - Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially and how flatten the curve
Washington Post, 2020. 03. 14.

History of Information Graphics 6 - the body and its diseases

By Attila Bátorfy

History of Information Graphics 6 - the body and its diseases

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