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Memoir of Dr. John Bell

Identifier: MS C 53


  • c.1872


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)


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Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English


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Biographical Note

John Bell (1796-1872) was born in Ireland and, after 1810, raised by his uncle John Bell in Petersburg, Virginia. He graduated with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1817. After serving as a ship's physician, Bell settled in Philadelphia. There he practiced medicine, edited medical journals and lectured at the Philadelphia Medical Institute. From 1851 to 1852 he was chair of theory and practice of medicine at the Medical College of Ohio in Cincinnati. He was a founder of the Pennsylvania Temperance Society and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Pennsylvania Historical Society.

Physical Location

Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine




Finding Aid to the Memoir of Dr. John Bell c.1872
Unverified Partial Draft
HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
1984; 2002
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Finding aid is written in English
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