C. B. ; Sir Charles Bell / Karl / Carel / Carolus B. / not to be mixed up with -> Robert Charles Bell ;
1774 in Edinburgh
Hallow Park near Worcester
Reverend William Bell (1794-1779), clergyman of the Episcopal Church of Scotland ; mother was a gifted artist and taught C. B.
surgeon and writer ->John Bell (1763-1820) (brother) ; advocate George Joseph Bell (1770-1843) (brother) ; advocate Robert Bell (1757-1816) (brother)
High School (1784-8), medicine Edinburgh University (MD 1798)
C. B.: System of Dissection (1799) & System of Operative Surgery ; John Bell: Principles of Surgery (1801-8) ; C. B.: Manuscript of Drawing of the Arteries, facsimile reprint by Medicina rara with accomp (leaflet by A. Jones 1937) ;
Royal Society (1807 fellow, 1829 Royal medal), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 1814: Middlesex Hospital, College of Surgeons
engraver John Beugo ; engraver J. Grant ; engraver -> T. Medland ; engraver -> J. Stewart ; engraver E. Stewart ; engraver -> Freeman ; ->W. Archibald ; R. Scott ;
anatomical drawing, engraving, painting, wax (e.g. Bell's The Hand 1833)
Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Royal Society Archive
Putscher 1972: 128-9 ; H. Ellis: C. B. in: J. Audiovis. Media in Medicine 19, 2 (1996): 83 ; D. Cavalcanti in Neurosurgical Focus 27, 3 (2009): 99f. ; M. Kemp: J. Anatomy 216 (2010): 196 ; Lapage 1960 ; Prodger 1998: 140 & 153 ; Colonel Harold Wellington Jones: Charles Bell and the Origin of his engravings of the arteries, Medical Life 1937: 371-9, reprinted as accompanying leaflet to the facsimile reprint of Charles Bell's Manuscript of the Arteries (New York, Ed. Medicina Rara) ; Kemp 2006: 288 ;
Famous Scottish painter, draftsman, engraver and anatomist College of Surgeons, London (since 1828 prof. of anatomy & surgery), since 1836 prof. of surgery, University of Edinburgh.