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Robert Bell (physician)

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– Born in Alnwick on 6 January 1845
– Studied at the University of Glasgow and in Paris
– Practiced medicine in Glasgow starting in 1868
– Worked at the Glasgow Samaritan Hospital for Women for 21 years
– Moved to London in 1904

Selected Publications:
– “Sterility” (London: Churchill, 1896)
– “The Pathogenesis and Treatment of Cancer Without Operation” (Glasgow: R.L. Holmes, 1900)
– “Ten Years Record of the Treatment of Cancer Without Operation” (London: Dean, 1906)
– “Health at Its Best V. Cancer” (London: Unwin, 1908)
– “Cancer and Its Remedy” (London: Medical Times Pub. Co., 1909)

– Bell was a Consulting Physician and Vice-President of International Cancer Research Society
– Publication: “WHOS WHO & WHO WAS WHO”
– Obituary in the “Queensland Times,” 23 January 1926
– Mentioned in “The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review,” February 1926
– Reference in “Medical History,” January 1991

– Detoxification
– Germ theory denialism
– Holism
– Leaky gut syndrome
– Mucoid plaque

– Kimball Atwood
– Stephen Barrett
– Barry Beyerstein
Viva! Health
– “What is Vegetarianism?” (1886)

Robert Bell FRFPS (6 January 1845 – 21 January 1926) was an English physician who specialised in gynaecology and oncology and was vice-president of the International Cancer Research Society. He was also a naturopath and medical writer who published several books on cancer and other diseases. Bell was an advocate for alternative cancer treatments, including vegetarianism. His promotion of such treatments led to the oncologist Ernest Francis Bashford accusing him of quackery in the British Medical Journal; Bell successfully sued Bashford and the journal for libel.

Robert Bell

Robert Bell

(1845-01-06)6 January 1845
Alnwick, England
Died20 January 1926(1926-01-20) (aged 81)
London, England
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
Occupation(s)Physician, writer
Medical career
Sub-specialtiesGynaecology, oncology
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