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[Letter] 1829 August 1, Soho Square (London), [to] Dear Sir / Charles Bell.

Title: [Letter] 1829 August 1, Soho Square (London), [to] Dear Sir / Charles Bell.
Personal Author: Bell, Charles, Sir, 1774-1842.
Date: 1829 August 1.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 22 x 19 cm.
General Note: Holograph signed letter was glued to other object. Some damage on the corners. The typed words "Sir Charles Bell" have been affixed to the bottom of the recto.
Abstract: Bell explains that instead of applying to Mr. Sak's medical officers, whom he names, he has written a note, but anticipates that the recipient will not like the mode of application. Bell asks the recipient's assistance, and promises to inform him of the answer made to his application. A physiologist and a surgeon interested in the human brain and nervous system, Bell practiced at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, the Hunterian School of Medicine on London 19s Great Windmill Street, the Middlesex Hospital, and the Royal College of Surgeons. His research on the brain maintained that different portions of the brain performed distinct functions. After assisting in the treatment of soldiers during the Napoleonic wars, Bell wrote a treatise on gunshot wounds. He helped establish London University 19s medical school where he was teaching when this letter was written; he later moved on to professor of surgery at Edinburgh University where he remained the rest of his life. In 1831 he was knighted by William IV.
Personal Subject: Bell, Charles, Sir, 1774-1842 -- Correspondence.
Subject: Medicine--Great Britain--History--19th century.

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