1–3, illustrations from “How Food Becomes Fuel: The Phenomenal Digestive Journey of a Sandwich,” LIFE magazine, December 7, 1962. Image 1 appeared in a section labeled “Where the Job Is Done”; images 2 and 3 were in “Finally, Delivery to the Cells and Lungs.” 4, 5 and 7, illustrations from “The Circuit of the Senses,” LIFE magazine, June 28, 1963, in sections labeled “An Amazing Maze Carries the Nerve Signals,” “How a Violent Encounter is Perceived All Depends Upon the Brain” and “A Bee Sting Starts a Sequence of Fast Responses.” 6, illustration from “How Food Becomes Fuel,” in a section labeled “Fueling Teamwork by the Liver, Heart and Lungs.”
In May, 13 paintings by artist Arthur Lidov were hung in the department of anatomy and structural biology in the Forchheimer Building. Mr. Lidov (1917−1990) was a painter, illustrator, muralist, sculptor and inventor with a special talent for portraying the human body, often in imaginative ways. His work appeared in major magazines of his day (such as Life, Time, Fortune and the Saturday Evening Post), was exhibited in top venues (the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Academy of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and more) and appeared on book covers. In 1964, the College of Medicine engaged Mr. Lidov as a judge for its fifth annual art exhibit, featuring 150 entries by faculty, staff and students. The event cemented a relationship that would last beyond Mr. Lidov’s death in 1990, when his widow donated a number of his works, particularly those with medical themes, to Einstein. The paintings on these pages are representative of his style and of the artworks displayed on campus.