The brothers Bell: emotion, war and surgical identity in late Georgian Britain

The brothers Bell: emotion, war and surgical identity in late Georgian Britain

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 4th Nov 2020

 £5

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This talk will explore the life and work of two of the most influential surgeons of early nineteenth-century Britain, the brothers John Bell (1763-1820) and Charles Bell (1774-1842) It will focus less upon their vitally important contributions to anatomy and physiology than upon the ways in which they defined what it meant to be a surgeon. In particular, the lecture will explore how they shaped personal and professional identities that emphasised emotional self-reflection and championed the values of compassion and sympathy for the patient. We shall also see how this emotional disposition was shaped by the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, events in which both played a role and which exercised a profound influence over their sense of self.

Mike Brown is a cultural historian of medicine, surgery, gender and war, with a special interest in emotions and identities. He is a Reader at the University of Roehampton and has recently overseen a four-year research project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, investigating the relationship between surgery and emotion from 1800 to the present.

The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.


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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 4th Nov 2020

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2020-11-04 2020-11-04 Europe/London The brothers Bell: emotion, war and surgical identity in late Georgian Britain This talk will explore the life and work of two of the most influential surgeons of early nineteenth-century Britain. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/11/04/the-brothers-bell-emotion-war-and-surgical-identity-in-late-georgian-britain-247940 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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