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Scottish surgeon and artist (1774–1842)wd:Q451727
country of citizenship:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Edinburgh, Royal High School
occupation: anatomist, neuroscientist, surgeon, writer, physician, university teacher, neurologist, physiologist, philosopher, painter
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal medal, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
student of: William Hunter
Sir Charles Bell (12 November 1774 – 28 April 1842) was a Scottish surgeon, anatomist, physiologist, neurologist, artist, and philosophical theologian. He is noted for discovering the difference between sensory nerves and motor nerves in the spinal cord. He is also noted for describing Bell's palsy.
His three older brothers included Robert Bell (1757–1816) a Writer to the Signet, John Bell (1763–1820), also a noted surgeon and writer; and the advocate George Joseph Bell (1770–1843) who became a professor of law at the University of Edinburgh and a principal clerk at the Court of Session.
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