[Sir Charles Bell, eminent Scottish physiologist and surgeon, as first Professor of Physiology, University of London.] Autograph Signature 'Charles Bell', to printed ticket for his inaugural lectures.

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Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842), Scottish physiologist and surgeon, Professor of Surgery at the University of Edinburgh, Professor of Physiology, University of London [Edwin John Quekett (1808-1847)]
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'University of London. Session, 1829-30.'
£450.00
SKU: 21863

In 1829 Bell became the first Professor of Physiology, on the incorporation of the Windmill Street School of Anatomy into the new King's College London. He played a leading part in the establishment of the Medical School, but differences with colleagues led to a quick departure. Edwin John Quekett (1808-1847), botanist, histologist, microscopist, was the brother of John Thomas Quekett (1815-1861). On one side of a 10 x 15.5 cm piece of card. In fair condition, lightly aged, with circular stamp, and thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse. Bell's signature ('Charles Bell') is at bottom left. The text reads (with manuscript in square brackets): 'University of London. | SESSION, 1829-30. | LECTURES | ON THE | PRINCIPLES, PRACTICE, AND OPERATIONS | OF | SURGERY. | BY CHARLES BELL, F.R.S. | PROFESSOR OF SURGERY IN THE UNIVERSITY, | AND SURGEON TO THE MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL. | For Mr. [Edwin Quekett Session 1829.30]. At top left, in manuscript, '66 J. P. K'; and at top right 'CB'. In left-hand margin: 'Second Divis'.