James Young Simpson

Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet (7 Juin 1811 – 6 Mey 1870) wis a Scots obstetrician an a signeeficant feegur in the history o medicine. Simpson wis first tae demonstrate the anaesthetic properties o chloroform on humans an helped tae popularise the drog for uise in medicine.[1]

Sir James Young Simpson, Bt
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James Simpson
Born7 Juin 1811
Bathket, Wast Lowden, Scotland, UK
Died6 Mey 1870 (aged 58)
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Alma materUniversity o Edinburgh Medical School
Kent forUise o chloroform as anaesthetic


  1. "Sir James Young Simpson". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 23 August 2013.