Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Charles Bell

  • François Magendie

    JMS Pearce Hull, England   Fig 1. François Magendie. Via Wikimedia. François Magendie (1783–1855) (Fig 1) was a pioneering French physiologist, pharmacologist, and clinician who carried out a surprisingly wide variety of investigations. His best-remembered works are on the fourth ventricular foramen and the function of spinal nerves. He was born in Bordeaux, son of…

  • Classicism and Sir Charles Bell’s Engravings of the Nerves

    Allister Neher Montreal, Quebec, Canada   Charles Bell, A Series of Engravings, Explaining the Course of the Nerves Readers of medical humanities journals have become accustomed to seeing articles on anatomical illustration and its indebtedness to the techniques and conventions of the fine arts. As diverse as connections between these two areas can be, they…