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Observations on Italy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date June 1, 2016
Pages 388
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781108082860
ISBN-10 1108082866
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $37.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Scots surgeon and anatomist John Bell (1763-1820) trained as a surgeon's apprentice and later a student of medicine at the University of Edinburgh. A proponent of a more practical approach to surgical training, he published works of anatomy, some of which were illustrated with his own engravings. He was also keenly interested in the arts, and when travelling through Italy on a journey intended to recover his health after a bad fall from a horse, took notes of all he saw. Sadly, he died in Rome in 1820, and his manuscript was published by his widow in 1825. An entertaining journal of travel, it describes Bell's own lively reactions to the works of art which he was familiar with from prints but was now seeing for the first time. He also analyses his own feelings, most notably when witnessing in Turin the execution of a murderer.

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from Cambridge Univ Pr (June 1, 2016)
9781108082860 | details & prices | 388 pages | List price $37.99
About: The Scots surgeon and anatomist John Bell (1763-1820) trained as a surgeon's apprentice and later a student of medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
from Kessinger Pub Co (February 28, 2008)
9780548862827 | details & prices | 388 pages | List price $33.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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