Paul Sougy : Wonderful Illustrations On The Human Body

In the mid 20th Century, French teachers would teach science with these delightful wall hangings

Paul Sougy’s mid-Century work with Dr. Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux (1797-1880) text’s resulted in these fabulous scientific illustrations. Presented originally as large pull down charts for classroom walls, Sougy influenced a generation of French children. What we know of him, though, is not all that much.

Dr Auzouz’s work continues to be celebrated. His 3D papier mâché models of plants have been digitised and exhibited by  l’Ecole Supérieure du Professorat et de l’Education (School for Teaching and Education); his papier-mâché models showing the inner workings of the human body and insects are on display at the Whipple Museum in Cambridge, UK. But Paul Sougy is remembered in a humdrum road named after him in his native Orleans and the library at Artois University features a large collection of his work. But of the man, little has been noted.

 

The heart and circulation Paul Sougy

The heart and circulation by Paul Sougy

The heart and circulation Paul Sougy Endocrine

The endocrine glands

Nervous tissue Paul Sougy

Nervous tissue Paul Sougy

Nervous tissue Paul Sougy

Spinal Column

Nervous tissue Paul Sougy

The Skin

Digestion Paul Sougy

Digestive system

Nervous tissue Paul Sougy

Sensory nerve and motor nerve

Paul Sougy for Dr Auzoux

Skull and teeeth

Paul Sougy for Dr Auzoux

Liver and Pancreas

Paul Sougy for Dr Auzoux

The Kidney

Paul Sougy for Dr Auzoux 5

The Eye

Paul Sougy for Dr Auzoux

Breathing

Paul Sougy for Dr Auzoux

Cell Division

The Spinal Cord

Paul Sougy for Dr Auzoux

Nerve Tissue

Via: BrainPickings, Kottke, University of Artois