Bertrand M. Bell, American physician, Died at 86

Bertrand Monroe Bell was born on December 19, 1929, and died on October 4, 2016.

He was an American physician and Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Bell was best known for his lifelong efforts to regulate resident work hours.

Bell chaired the New York State Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Emergency Services, a committee appointed in response to the death of Libby Zion, that became known to the general public as the “Bell Commission.”

He was a 1955 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School Of Medicine.

Bell served as Director of Ambulatory Services at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center until 1992, when he was dismissed by Dean Dominick Purpura.

Bertrand M. Bell coined the mantra, “see one, do one, teach one, kill one,” a play on the dictum “see one, do one, teach one,” that had shaped medical education in the United States during the 1970s.

He had also served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Griffon Corporation.

He died at his Manhattan home of kidney failure.

Bertrand M. Bell passed away at 86 years old.