Simpson, James Young, 1811-1870

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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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referencedIn Storer, Horatio Robinson, 1830-1922. Horatio Robinson Storer papers, 1859-1911. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870,. [Simpson's sounds, graduated realia : 60 / Designed by James Young Simpson.] Oliver Ocasek Regional Medical Information Center
creatorOf Ahl, John A. The territorial papers of the United States: The Territory of Minnesota (a microfilm supplement), 1849-1858 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887. Papers, 1798-1893 (bulk 1827-1887) Houghton Library
referencedIn Album materials, 1777-1925 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870. Letter : n.p., to [Spencer] Wells, n.p., 18[5?]9 June 25. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Papers of David Waldie, 1813-1889, 1847-1958 Liverpool Medical Institution
referencedIn Sprent, James. Simpson's watch. : three letters relating to the watch once owned by Sir James Simpson, also known as 'Chloroform Simpson'. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Heroes of medicine. Stanford University Lane Medical Library
creatorOf Autograph of Sir James Young Simpson, 1860s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
creatorOf Ramsbotham, Francis H. (Francis Henry), 1800-1868. Francis Henry Ramsbotham correspondence, 1844-1853. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Horatio Robinson Storer Papers, 1859-1916 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Sir James Paget correspondence, 1784-1932, 1784-1932 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Tuttle, Charles W., fl. 1871. Letter: 1871 Nov. 4, 25 Bromfield Street, Boston, to David Laing / C.W. Tuttle. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870. The whole evidence goes to show that the high & whole credit of the practical application of sulphuric ether to anaesthesia in dentistry & surgery pertains to Dr. Morton, and was worked out by him in the latter part of 1846. McGill University Library
referencedIn Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899. Correspondence, 1784-1932. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Gifts to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from Roy Dobbin and Edward Protheroe-Smith, 1676 -1901 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
referencedIn Simpson, Alexander Russell, Sir, 1835-1916. [Correspondence on Simpson's connection with the introduction of anaesthesia, and on Long [manuscript] / from Sir Alex. R. Simpson, Sir W. Osler ... [et al.]]. McGill University Library
referencedIn Midwifery certificates, 1757-1892, 1757 - 1892 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870. [Letter], 1869 July 25 : Edinburgh, [to] F.W. Wright, Edinburgh. University of Rochester Medical Center
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870,. [Simpson's sounds, graduated realia : 61 / Designed by James Young Simpson.] Oliver Ocasek Regional Medical Information Center
referencedIn Lectures of, and other material relating to Professor Sir James Young Simpson (1811-1870), 1840-1868 Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Simpson, Alexander Russell, Sir, 1835-1916. Letters : Edinburgh, 1911 Dec. 4 and 29. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870,. [Simpson's uterine sound realia : 62 / Designed by James Young Simpson.] Oliver Ocasek Regional Medical Information Center
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870,. [A medical treatise in northern English] [manuscript]. McGill University Library
creatorOf [James Young Simpson, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870. Medical diaries : [London?], 1776-1783. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870. Autograph signature to a University of Edinburgh certificate, 1862 Apr. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870. Sir James Young Simpson lectures on midwifery and the diseases of women : [Edinburgh] / notes by T.L. Brunton, [1865]. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Autograph of Sir James Young Simpson, 1860s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870. Corrected galley proof of Sir J.Y. Simpson's (2nd) letter addressed to Dr. Jacob Bigelow of Boston, April, 1870 [manuscript] : with corrections and additions in the handwriting of Sir James and of his son Sir Walter. McGill University Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
referencedIn Simpson, David B., Jr. 1898-1976. David B. Simpson papers [manuscript], 1890-1976. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870. Letters, 1868-1911, and undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
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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
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Birth 1811-06-07

Death 1870-05-06

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