Geisterseher

There are Doors.

National Library of Medicine. Toviyah Kats (c.1652-1729). Ma’a’seh Toviyah. Venice, 1708. Woodcut.

"This illustration from a Hebrew encyclopedia pairs the interior of a human interior with the interior of a house, a visual metaphor: the organs, like rooms in a house, have different functions. Kats, one of the first Jews to study medicine at a German university, completed his degree at Padua and served as court physician to the Ottoman Sultan.
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