Simpson, James Young, 1811-1870

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Dates:
Birth 1811-06-07
Death 1870-05-06

Biographical notes:

Scottish obstetrician; introduced use of chloroform.

From the description of Letters, 1868-1911, and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31821785

English physician.

From the description of Autograph signature to a University of Edinburgh certificate, 1862 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664609

James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet, graduated MD from Edinburgh University in 1832. He was made President of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh in 1835 and became Professor of Midwifery at the University in 1839. In 1850 Simpson was elected president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and, in 1866, received a baronetcy. He is especially famous for his advocacy and use of chloroform in obstetric practice, but is also renowned for his work in gynaecology and obstetrics, particularly in the use of forceps and for various methods of ovariotomy.

From the guide to the Autograph of Sir James Young Simpson, 1860s, (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)

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Subjects:

  • Anesthesia--History--19th century
  • Medicine History 19th century
  • Women's health
  • Midwifery--Lecture Notes
  • Physicians--Correspondence
  • Anesthesia--history--Manuscripts
  • Surgery--Letter
  • Genital Diseases, Female--Lecture Notes
  • History

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Places:

  • Scotland (as recorded)