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Grave of Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet, FRCPE, Edinburgh

Grave of Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet, FRCPE, Edinburgh
Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet, FRCPE (7 June 1811 – 6 May 1870) was a Scottish obstetrician and a significant figure in the history of medicine. He was the first physician to demonstrate the anaesthetic properties of chloroform on humans and helped to popularise its use in medicine. Quoted from Wikipedia

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 Tacheles
Tacheles club
I feel a bit dizzy, when I think of chloroform. ;)
7 weeks ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Tacheles club
This was the guy who was the pioneer of anaesthetics. Thanks for your very kind comment, Tacheles. Cheers, Joe
7 weeks ago.
Tacheles club has replied to Joe, Son of the Rock club
Of course, I read your caption painstakely. Iper educates. Every day a bit. ;)
7 weeks ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Tacheles club
There is a statue of this bloke in Edinburgh. He used 'Young' as his middle name. This wasn't his name at birth. He was nicknamed 'Young Simpson', because he became a professor at a very young age. All the best, Joe
7 weeks ago.
Tacheles club has replied to Joe, Son of the Rock club
That obvioulsy indicates, he must have been a truly clever chap.
There are not too many young professors in the world. (Not a quote by Bart Simpson)
7 weeks ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Tacheles club
His family was offered Westminster Abbey as his final resting place. This is a great honour in the UK. They turned it down and had him interred here in Warriston in Edinburgh.
7 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
I can't imagine what it must have been like before chloroform was used as an anaesthetic! Interesting information and picture. Cheers, Rosa.
7 weeks ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
I shudder to think, Rosa. Thanks for your very kind comment. Cheers, Joe
7 weeks ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Great shot and an interesting information.
7 weeks ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Percy Schramm club
Thanks for your very kind comment, Percy. Cheers, Joe
7 weeks ago.

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