The Human Body

The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works, Text by Mitchell Wilson; Illustrations by Cornelius De Witt. 1959. Golden Press.


Cover to this incredibly colorful and illustrious book from 1959. Illustrated by Cornelius De Witt.


UPDATE: My goodness, could it be that Mr. De Witt is still alive at the ripe ol' age of 102?

  • mod*mom 8y

    perfect! my 4 year old is asking lots of questions about how the body works. that weird real body exhibit is in town, but too much for her.
  • Robert Kimberly 8y

    What would be great is a Day of the Dead version of the Human Body book. I would buy that!
  • alison peaslee 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called vintage anatomicals, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • David Faulhaber 7y

    Holy cow, I thought I'd never see the cover of this book ever again. I also had it when I was young, and I recall spending hours pouring over the fantastic illustrations (I think my favorite being the splinter being attacked by an army of white blood cells). Love it, love it, love it. Fortunately I got the name of the title right during an online search this morning, which, in turn, led me to this photo. Like so many of the books I used to have, it somehow just disappeared over time. I now have a (used) copy of my own on the way from Amazon! :-) I also managed to find "We Came In Peace", another favorite that I'd recommend adding to your retro-science collection. (This one is about the Apollo missions and the future of space exploration.)
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