Charles Bell (1774–1842) and Natural Theology

  title={Charles Bell (1774–1842) and Natural Theology},
  author={Sean P Hughes and Christopher Gardner‐Thorpe},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  pages={75 - 82}
Sir Charles Bell, a 19th century surgeon, anatomist and artist, was heavily influenced by the religious practice of Natural Theology, a belief which implied that the world is created by an Intelligent Designer. In the 18th century, William Paley, later Rector of Bishop Wearmouth, wrote the seminal book about Natural Theology. Charles Bell who practised in London and Edinburgh used his artistic skills to underline his teaching of anatomy and surgery. Later, Bell wrote one of the eight… 
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