See also:brother of
See also:Bell, was
See also:born at
See also:Edinburgh on the 12th of May 1763 . After completing his professional
See also:education at Edinburgh, he carried on from 1790 in Surgeons' Square an anatomical lecture-theatre, where, in spite of much opposition, due partly to the unconservative character of his teaching, he attracted large audiences by his lectures, in which he was for atime assisted by his younger brother Charles . In 1793-1795 he published Discourses on the Nature and Cure of Wounds, and in 1800 he became involved in an unfortunate controversy with
See also:Gregory (1753-1821), the
See also:professor of
See also:medicine at Edinburgh . Gregory in 1800 attacked the
See also:system whereby the
See also:fellows of the Royal
See also:College of Surgeons of Edinburgh acted in rotation as surgeons at the Royal Infirmary, with the result that the younger fellows were excluded . Bell, who was among the number, composed an Answer for the Junior Members (r800), and ten years later published a collection of Letters on Professional Character and
See also:Manners, which he had addressed to Gregory . After his exclusion from the infirmary he ceased to lecture and devoted himself to study and practice . In 1816 he was injured by a fall from his
See also:horse and in the following
See also:year went to Italy for the benefit of his
See also:health . He died at Rome on the 15th of
See also:April 1820 . His
See also:works also included Principles of Surgery (18or), Anatomy of the Human
See also:Body, which went through several
See also:editions and was translated into German, and Observations on Italy, published by his widow in 1825 .
JOHN BELL (1691-178o)
JOHN BELL (1797-1869)
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