ISSN 2409-5834

Charles Bell as an illustrator of military trauma (1809 and 1815)

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Nikolay N. Krylov , Yana G. Grigoryan , Aftandil V. Alekberzade


The article analyses paintings of wounded patients created by Scottish anatomist, neurologist, practicing surgeon and artist Charles Bell – graphic sketches in travel sketchbooks, paintings (1809) and watercolours (1815). His works provide a representation of the structure of wounds suffered during battle. The article compares 15 paintings from “The Wounded following the Battle of Corunna” series, (on display in the hall of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) and 17 watercolours from the collection of Тhe Wellcome Library from the [Royal] Army Medical Services Museum.

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