Title page of John Bell's Principles of Surgery, 1812
Hoffman RD31 .B43 1812  


                   JOHN BELL (1796-1872)

     John Bell was an distinguished Scottish anatomist, surgeon, and medical illustrator. During his career he exerted great influence on surgery in Britain, especially on surgical pathology.
     He was an accomplished scholar and published books on surgery and pathology. He developed a special interest blood vessels and was the first to litigate the guttural artery. He was a gifted artist and illustrated many of his own books. His engravings of the human body are considered landmarks in the history of anatomic illustration.
   His Principles of Surgery was first published in 3 volumes between 1801 and 1808. This is the second American abridged edition, published in 1812 in New York.



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