Bell, Clark was born on March 12, 1832 in Whitesville, Jefferson Company, New York, United States. Son of Philander F. and Sylvia (Jones) Bell.
Educated Franklin Academy. (Doctor of Laws, Taylor U., Indiana, and Rutherford College, North Carolina).
Was assistant district attorney Steuben County, New York. In practice at New York, since 1864. Editor and publisher of Medico-Legal Journal, since 1883.
Attorney U.P. Railway, 1864, drew the act which passed Congress to aid its construction. Attorney for Pacific Mail Steamship Company and other corporations President Medico-Legal Society 16 terms. Founder American Congress on Tuberculosis.
Delaware United States Government to International Medical Congress, Paris, 1900, Lisbon, 1906. Honorary president American International Congress on Tuberculosis. Editor Medico-Legal Papers (3 vols.), Bulletin of American Congress on Tuberculosis (4 vols.) and of Medico-Legal Congresses of 1889 and 1895.
Author: Bell’s Medico-Legal Studies (11 vols.). Judicial History of the Supreme Court of the States and Provinces of North America. Spiritism, Telepathy and Hypnotism, etc.