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Sir Charles Bell

The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings by Sir Charles Bell

 [source: Wellcome Images]

Sir Charles Bell KH FRS FRSE FRCSE MWS (12 November 1774 – 28 April 1842) was a Scottish surgeon, anatomist,neurologist and philosophical theologian. He is noted for discovering the difference between sensory nerves andmotor nerves in the spinal cord. He is also noted for describing Bell's Palsy.

His three older brothers included John Bell (1763–1820), also a noted surgeon and writer; and the advocateGeorge Joseph Bell (1770–1843).