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Thomas Bell


Dental surgeon and zoologist. Dental surgeon at Guy’s Hospital, London, 1817–61. Professor of zoology, King’s College, London, 1836. President of the Ray Society, 1843–59. One of the secretaries of the Royal Society, 1848–53. President of the Linnean Society, 1853–61. Described the reptiles from the Beagle voyage. FRS 1828.





ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.

Reptiles: Reptiles. Pt 5 of The zoology of the voyage of HMS Beagle. By Thomas Bell. Edited and superintended by Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1843.