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Blood and Guts in High School: Beautiful and surreal illustrations for science text books

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From what I can gather Le Livre de la Sante or The Book of Health or the Encyclopedia of Mind, Body and Health by Joseph Handler was a multi-volume series of text books on science, anatomy, biology, psychology and health intended for use in the classroom. Reading these text books must have been a blast as page after page is filled with the most beautiful day-glo colored illustrations by an incredibly diverse range of artists and graphic designers.

Published in Monte Carlo between 1967 and 1969, Le Livre de la Sante was also made available in an Iranian edition—which kinda shows how hip Iran was back then. Handler’s educational books are still available to buy—and 50 Watts has uploaded a whole library of pages from these books which can be viewed here.
 
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‘L’homme tableau de Pinoncelli’ by Josue.
 
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‘Le repartition des cancers’ (the distribution of cancers) by Osterwalder.
 
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‘Le systeme nerveux cerebro-spinal’ (the nervous system) by Gerard Jean.
 
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‘Electrocardiographie d’un commandant de bord d’un jet’ by Siudmak.
 
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‘La circulation du sang’ by Michel Simeon.
 
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‘La machine humaine’ (the human machine) by P. Pottier.
 
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‘Formation des elements du sang dans la moelle’ (elements forming blood in the cord) by E. .
 
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‘La chirurgie des malformations congenitales’ (surgery for birth defects) by Osterwalder.
 
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‘La chirurgie des malformations congenitales’ by Osterwalder.
 
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‘La machine coeur poumon’ (the heart and lung machine) by Peter Wyss.
 
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‘Le greffe de moelle’ (marrow transplant) by Widmann.
 
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‘La commissurotomie’ (open heart surgery) by Osterwalder.
 
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‘Le coeur et les vaisseaux’ (the heart and vessels) by G. Falk.
 
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‘La crossance de la tete’ (measurements of the head) by Peter-Wyss—after ‘Human Development’ by Frank Falkner.
 
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‘Voyage Fantastique’ (after the movie ‘The Fantastic Voyage’) by Peter Wyss.
 
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‘Facteurs extrinseques de la croissance’ (extrinsic factors of growth) by Horst Widmann.
 
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‘L’equilibre hormonal de la grossesse’ (hormonal balance during pregnancy) by Pascalini.
 
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‘Dou viennent les bebes’ (where do babies come from) by Creative Scope NY.
 
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‘La formation de la personalite’ (adolescence) by Jacques Rozier.
 
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‘La vitamine B12’ by M. Garnier.
 
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‘Le bruit dans les grands ensembles’ (sounds in large groups) by Jacques Rozier.
 
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‘Les levres’ (the lips) by Aslan.
 
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‘L’interieur d’une bouche’ (interior of a mouth) by Lidov.
 
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‘Anatomie de la thyroide’ (anatomy of the thyroid) by Michel Simeon.
 
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‘Les effets de la pollution atmospherique sur l’organisme’ (the effects of air pollution on the body) by Osterwalder.
 
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‘Poumons et tabac’ (lungs and tobacco) by P. Pottier.
 
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A page from the Iranian edition.
 
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‘L’homme et son esprit’ (man and his mind) by Folon.
 
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Via 50 Watt and Flashbak.
 

Posted by Paul Gallagher
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11.14.2016
12:03 pm
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