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Bell, Charles Sir 1774-1842

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Works: 358 works in 1,273 publications in 5 languages and 10,149 library holdings
Genres: Atlases  Pictorial works  History  Records and correspondence  Illustrated works  Drawings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Dedicator
Classifications: Q111, 215
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The hand : its mechanism and vital endowments as evincing design by Charles Bell( Book )

94 editions published between 1833 and 2010 in English and German and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1833 study of the hand by Sir Charles Bell, a leading professor of surgery and anatomy, is one of the Bridgewater Treatises, which arose from the preoccupation of nineteenth-century Christians with interpreting God's creation in the light of contemporary scientific developments. Bell's treatise suggests that by looking in close detail at small subjects, God's role in creation can be clearly seen, whereas more general studies of the universe and the great natural cycles of astronomy and geology can obscure the intelligence behind their specific features. Bell stresses the importance of the hand in human history, the progress of society and the development of technology and design. He considers aspects of the mechanical systems of other animals, and sees their structure as a product of their function. This comparison serves to link humans with other creatures, but also defines their superiority through the sublimity of design
Engravings of the arteries : illustrating the second volume of The anatomy of the human body by J. Bell : and serving as an introduction to the surgery of the arteries by Charles Bell( Book )

43 editions published between 1801 and 1968 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy and philosophy of expression, as connected with the fine arts by Charles Bell( Book )

66 editions published between 1844 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bell introduced new methods of determining the functional anatomy of the nervous system. In 1804 Bell moved to London, where he opened his own school of anatomy and gradually built up a surgical practice. He combined his skill in painting with his scientific interests in Essays on the anatomy of expression in painting (1806). Besides being an exposition of the anatomical and physiological basis of facial expressions for artists, the book included much philosophy and critical history of art. The book gained Bell some reputation and remained popular, going through several editions up to 1893. -- DSB, vol. 1, p. 583
Essays on the anatomy of expression in painting by Charles Bell( Book )

25 editions published between 1806 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of engravings explaining the course of the nerves by Charles Bell( Book )

24 editions published between 1803 and 1973 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters concerning the diseases of the urethra by Charles Bell( Book )

14 editions published between 1810 and 1811 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy and physiology of the human body : containing the anatomy of the bones, muscles, and joints, and the heart and arteries by John Bell( Book )

12 editions published between 1817 and 1823 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of operative surgery : founded on the basis of anatomy by Charles Bell( Book )

15 editions published between 1814 and 1816 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of the human body : in four volumes, illustrated with one hundred and twenty-five engravings ... by John Bell( Book )

16 editions published between 1809 and 1827 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paley's Natural theology by William Paley( Book )

6 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations of the great operations of surgery: trepan, hernia, amputation, aneurism, and lithotomy by Charles Bell( Book )

19 editions published between 1821 and 2002 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2000, gift of Dr. Marion C. Anderson
A system of dissections : explaining the anatomy of the human body, with the manner of displaying the parts ... by Charles Bell( Book )

14 editions published between 1809 and 1814 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of the brain, explained in a series of engravings by Charles Bell( Book )

19 editions published between 1802 and 2009 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exposition of the natural system of the nerves of the human body : with a republication of the papers delivered to the Royal Society, on the subject of the nerves by Charles Bell( Book )

22 editions published between 1824 and 1968 in English and French and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idea of a new anatomy of the brain by Charles Bell( Book )

11 editions published between 1811 and 1987 in English and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript of drawings of the arteries by Charles Bell( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of operative surgery : founded on the basis of anatomy. Volume I[-II] by Charles Bell( Book )

10 editions published between 1807 and 1814 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expression : its anatomy and philosophy by Charles Bell( Book )

11 editions published between 1873 and 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is not an easy task to reconcile two subjects so far apart in the minds of most readers as anatomy and the fine arts. The academies of Europe, instituted for the improvement of painting, stop short of the science of anatomy, which is so well suited to enlarge the mind, and to train the eye for observing the forms of nature; or if they enforce the study at all, it is only in its more obvious application, that of assisting the drawing of the human figure. But my design in this volume goes farther: I propose to direct attention to the characteristic forms of man and brutes by an inquiry into the natural functions, with a view to comprehend the rationale of those changes in the countenance and figure which are indicative of passion"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The Way in and the way out : François Magendie, Charles Bell, and the roots of the spinal nerves : with a facsim. of Charles Bell's annotated copy of his Ideas of a new anatomy of the brain by Paul F Cranefield( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The anatomy and philosophy of expression, as connected with the fine arts
Alternative Names
Bell, Carl.

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Bell, Karel 1774-1842

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Charles Bell

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English (502)

German (9)

French (7)

Danish (2)

Japanese (1)

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The anatomy and philosophy of expression, as connected with the fine arts