Benjamin Bell

Benjamin Bell of Hunthill FRSE FRCSEd (6 September 1749 – 5 April 1806) is considered to be the first Scottish scientific surgeon. He is commonly described as the father of the Edinburgh school of surgery, or the first of the Edinburgh scientific surgeons. He published medical works of significance, notably his surgical textbook ''A System of Surgery'' which became a best seller throughout Europe and in America. His treatise on venereal disease was one of the early works that suggested syphilis and gonorrhea were different diseases, a hypothesis which was not accepted by mainstream medicine until many decades later. Bell's main contribution to surgical practice was his adage 'save skin', which led to improved rates of wound healing in operations like mastectomy and limb amputation. He was also an early advocate of routine pain relief in surgery. Provided by Wikipedia

by Bell, Benjamin
Published 1790
printed for Charles Elliot, Edinburgh; C. Elliot & T. Kay, no. 332, Strand; and G. G. J. & J. Robinson, London

by Bell, Benjamin
Published 1791
printed for Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh; and for G. G. J. & J. Robinson, and J. Murray, London

by Bell, Benjamin
Published 1797
printed for G. Mudie and Son; and sold by G. G. and J. Robinson, J. Johnson, and Murray and Highly, London

by Bell, Benjamin
Published 1785
printed [by Macfarquhar and Elliot] for Charles Elliot, Edinburgh; and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London

by Hume, David
Published 1844
Bell & Bradfute
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