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Bell's Palsy


Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842) was an eminent Scottish surgeon who described and gave his name to Bell's Palsy, paralysis of the facial nerve.  The paralysis affects the muscles on one side of the face which is given a marked appearance of lopsidedness.  

Bell was the author of numerous publication on neurology and also gives his name jointly (with the French physiologist Francois Magendie) to the Bell-Magendie law concerning neurology.  

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