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Last NameBell    
Given NameJohn    
alt. NamesJ. B. ; Joannes / Giovanni Bell ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1763    
Year died1820    
Place of death    
Father's occupationRev. William Bell (1704-1779) ; mother was gifted artist & taught J. B.    
Relativesanatomist and illustrator -> Sir Charles Bell (brother) ; advocate Robert (1757-1816) (brother) ; advocate George Joseph (1770-1843) (brother);    
Educationclassical educ.at Edinburgh High School; med. studies (MD 1779); apprentice to Alexander Wood, Edinburgh surgeon    
Country of ActivityEngland, UK    
Worked forJ. Bell: Engravings explaining the Anatomy of the human body (1794-1804) ; Bones, Muscles and Joints (1797) & Principles of Surgery (1801-8) ;    
PatronageCollege of Surgeons (Fellowship 1786; land grant 1788; lectureship & anatom. museum there); James Gregory at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary ;    
Collaboratorsphysician James Gregory at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary ; -> Charles Bell ; engraver William Archibald ; engraver J. Grant ; engraver D. Lizars ; engraver E. Mitchell ; engraver W. Skelton ;    
Techniquesanatomical drawing, engraving, and etching    
Sample(s)www.google.de/search?q=John+Bell+anatomy ; www.nlm.nih.gov/dreamanatomy/da_g_II-B-6.html    
Archival sourceshttp://exhibits.hsl.virginia.edu/treasures/john-bell-1763-1820/ , http://www.library.utoronto.ca/anatomical/RBAI060/0024-0-0.jpg    
Published sourcesPutscher 1972: 128 & 135 ; M. Kemp: Style & non-style in anatomical illustration, in: J. Anatomy 216 (2010): 193-6 & 203f. ; M. H. Kaufman: J. B., in: J. of Medical Biography 13 (2005): 73-81 ; Lapage 1961 ; C. Hoolihan: Wood engraving, in: Can. Bull. Med. Hist. 17 (1998): 355f., http://www.library.utoronto.ca/anatomical/RBAI060/0146-0-0.jpg ;    
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