The Tole cartoon isn't even original. I'm enclosing a cartoon in the body of this message, drawn by the German artist Georg Grosz in 1918. He was a soldier in the German army during the First World War.
The cartoon is called either "Fit for Active Duty" or "A-1: The Miracle Workers," depending on who you ask. Anyway, the doctor is pronouncing the skeleton "K. V." which means that it's fit for active duty.
What are the odds that Tole saw this cartoon before he did his own version?