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Shaw, Alexander 1804-1890

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Works: 18 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 349 library holdings
Classifications: QM548, 215
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The anatomy and philosophy of expression, as connected with the fine arts by Charles Bell ( Book )
21 editions published between 1844 and 2007 in English and held by 131 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 hand : its mechanism and vital endowments, as evincing design and illustrating the power, wisdom, and goodness of God. by Charles Bell ( Book )
13 editions published between 1870 and 1885 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hand : its mechanism and vital endowments as evincing design by Charles Bell ( )
9 editions published between 1860 and 1865 in English and held by 65 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)
Narrative of the discoveries of Sir Charles Bell in the nervous system by Alexander Shaw ( Book )
3 editions published between 1839 and 1847 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The anatomy and physiology of expression as connected with the fine arts by Charles Bell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of Sir Charles Bell's classification of the nervous system by Alexander Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of Sir Charles Bell's discoveries in the nervous system by Alexander Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some observations on a case of partial paralysis of the face by Alexander Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the comparative merits of Dr. Bellingeri's and Sir C. Bell's writings and opinions on the functions of the fifth and seventh pairs of cerebral nerves by Gaetano Negri ( Book )
2 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report of the surgical staff of the Middlesex Hospital ... upon the treatment of cancerous diseases in the hospital, etc. ( Book )
1 edition published in 1857 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the nervous system. [Appendix.] by Alexander Shaw ( )
in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Sir Charles Bell's researches in the nervous system by Alexander Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An address delivered at the opening of the classes of the Medical School attached to the Middlesex Hospital, October 1st, 1845 by Alexander Shaw ( )
1 edition published in 1845 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An account of discoveries of Sir Charles Bell in the nervous system by Alexander Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On deformity of the chest from dyspnoea by Alexander Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1841 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Of a peculiarity in the conformation of the skeleton in rickets by Alexander Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Sir Charles Bell's discoveries in the nervous system by Alexander Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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