Ulrich Pinder’s urine wheel is a thing of beauty. Created in 1506, it describes the colors, tastes and smells of urine belonging to people in various diseased states. Image from this Nature article on “metabonomics,” the modern-day equivalent.

2 thoughts on “The Urine Wheel

  1. Falstaff: Sirrah, you giant, what says the doctor to my water?
    Page: He said that the urine itself was good, healthy urine, but that the man who owned it probably had more diseases than he could tell.

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