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Bell, Charles Sir 1774-1842

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Works: 499 works in 1,376 publications in 4 languages and 9,465 library holdings
Genres: Atlases  History  Pictorial works  Illustrations  Records and correspondence  Biography  Portraits 
Roles: Illustrator, Editor, Performer, Compiler, Composer, Narrator
Classifications: Q111, 611
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The hand : its mechanism and vital endowments as evincing design by Charles Bell ( Book )
97 editions published between 1833 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If we select any object from the whole extent of animated nature, and contemplate it fully and in all its bearings, we shall certainly come to this conclusion: that there is Design in the mechanical construction, Benevolence in the endowments of the living properties, and that Good on the whole is the result. As to Man, we shall be led to infer that the pains and pleasures of mere bodily sense (with yet more benevolent design) carry him onward, through the development and improvement of the Mind, to higher aspirations. To comprehend the perfection of the structure of any single organ of an animal body, and to see how the same system of parts is adapted to an infinite variety of conditions, we must view the same organ comparatively: this carries us into a new science, no less than that which regards the changes in the surface of the Globe. And although, in this comparison, we shall find that stupendous revolutions have occurred indicative of power, it is in contemplating the adaptation of the newly introduced forms of living and organised matter to these successive changes in the surface of the earth, that we shall have the best proofs of the continuance of that Power which first created. Such is the course of reasoning which I propose to follow in giving an account of the Hand and Arm. I shall contrast them, in the first place, with the corresponding parts of living creatures through all the divisions of the chain of vertebrated animals; and then I shall take the hand, not merely as combining the perfections of mechanical structure, but as possessing the property of Touch, by which it ministers to and improves every other sense, constituting it the organ in the body the most remarkable for correspondence with Man's capacities"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The anatomy and philosophy of expression, as connected with the fine arts by Charles Bell ( Book )
63 editions published between 1844 and 2007 in English and held by 487 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; but if prejudices, early imbibed, be thrown off, it will be found that there is no science, taken in a comprehensive sense, more fruitful of instruction, or leading to more interesting subjects of inquiry, than the knowledge of the Animal body. 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 purpose 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. A just feeling in the fine arts is an elegant acquirement, and capable of cultivation. Drawing is necessary to many pursuits and useful arts: Locke has included it amongst the accomplishments becoming a gentleman, and, we may add, it is much more useful to the artisan. Good taste and execution in design are necessary to manufactures; and consequently they contribute to the resources of a country"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
The anatomy and physiology of the human body by John Bell ( Book )
37 editions published between 1816 and 1834 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physiologie
Paley's Natural theology by William Paley ( Book )
43 editions published between 1836 and 1878 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A system of operative surgery founded on the basis of anatomy by Charles Bell ( Book )
27 editions published between 1807 and 1824 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The anatomy of the human body by John Bell ( Book )
29 editions published between 1793 and 1812 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrated with one hundred and twenty-five engravings
A series of engravings explaining the course of the nerves by Charles Bell ( Book )
28 editions published between 1803 and 1973 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
29 editions published between 1801 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on the anatomy of expression in painting by Charles Bell ( Book )
24 editions published between 1806 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A system of dissections explaining the anatomy of the human body, the manner of displaying the parts, and their varieties in disease. With plates. By Charles Bell by Charles Bell ( )
33 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Engravings of the arteries illustrating the Anatomy of the human body, and serving as an introduction to the Surgery of the arteries by Charles Bell ( Book )
12 editions published between 1812 and 1833 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nervous system of the human body by Charles Bell ( Book )
26 editions published between 1830 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The more important endowments of life are bestowed upon the Nervous System, which embraces the Brain, the organs of the Senses, and the instruments of Volition. Through it are also communicated the sensibilities which control the instinctive or automatic movements. Thus it governs the actions of volition, as well as those movements which are appropriated to the vital organization. The Nervous System is therefore that part of Anatomy in which are to be discovered not only the different properties of the living fibre, but also the relations of the organs to each other, and the dependence of the muscular system upon those organs. The present volume contains many proofs that, by the advancement of anatomical science, we are enabled to make important practical distinctions; and these give value to that which can never be without interest to a student of nature. All the proofs of design, of relation, of prospective contrivance, which are deduced from the mechanical parts of the animal frame, are as nothing to the instances which the contemplation of the Nervous System affords. The relations to external nature, the sources of enjoyment, the provisions against injuries, the order and symmetry adapted to bestow motion and action, visible in the Nervous System, supply accumulated proofs of benevolence, as well as of divine intelligence, in the construction of our bodies"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
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 )
18 editions published between 1824 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The anatomy of the brain, explained in a series of engravings by Charles Bell ( Book )
20 editions published between 1802 and 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters concerning the diseases of the urethra by Charles Bell ( Book )
9 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrations of the great operations of surgery: trepan, hernia, amputation, aneurism, and lithotomy by Charles Bell ( Book )
15 editions published between 1821 and 2002 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Idea of a new anatomy of the brain by Charles Bell ( Book )
14 editions published between 1811 and 1987 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Engravings of the brain and nerves by Charles Bell ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Facts relating to the early history of Chester, N.H. from the settlement in 1720 until the formation of the state constitution in the year 1784 by Charles Bell ( )
6 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuscript of drawings of the arteries by Charles Bell ( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bell, Carl.
Bell, Carl, 1772-1842
Bell, Carl 1774-1842
Bell, Charles, Sir
Bell, Charles, Sir, 1744-1842
Bell, Karel, 1774-1842
Bell, Karl.
Bell, Karl, 1772-1842
Bell, Karl 1774-1842
Bell, Karol.
Bell, Sir
Bellus, Carolus.
Bellus, Carolus, 1772-1842
Bellus, Carolus 1774-1842
Charles Bell
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