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Last NameBell    
Given NameCharles    
alt. NamesC. B. ; Sir Charles Bell / Karl / Carel / Carolus B. / not to be mixed up with -> Robert Charles Bell ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1774 in Edinburgh    
Year died1842    
Place of deathHallow Park near Worcester    
Father's occupationReverend William Bell (1794-1779), clergyman of the Episcopal Church of Scotland ; mother was a gifted artist and taught C. B.    
Relativessurgeon and writer ->John Bell (1763-1820) (brother) ; advocate George Joseph Bell (1770-1843) (brother) ; advocate Robert Bell (1757-1816) (brother)    
EducationHigh School (1784-8), medicine Edinburgh University (MD 1798)    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forC. 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) ;    
PatronageRoyal Society (1807 fellow, 1829 Royal medal), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 1814: Middlesex Hospital, College of Surgeons    
Collaboratorsengraver John Beugo ; engraver J. Grant ; engraver -> T. Medland ; engraver -> J. Stewart ; engraver E. Stewart ; engraver -> Freeman ; ->W. Archibald ; R. Scott ;    
Techniquesanatomical drawing, engraving, painting, wax (e.g. Bell's The Hand 1833)    
Sample(s)http://3poundsoul.tumblr.com/post/8562953980/studyofman-course-of-the-nerves-neck-and    
Archival sourcesMuseum of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Royal Society Archive    
Published sourcesPutscher 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 ;    
otherFamous Scottish painter, draftsman, engraver and anatomist College of Surgeons, London (since 1828 prof. of anatomy & surgery), since 1836 prof. of surgery, University of Edinburgh.    
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