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  Sir James Young Simpson - LoveToKnow 1911
SIR JAMES YOUNG SIMPSON (1811-1870), Scottish physician, was born at Bathgate, Linlithgow, Scotland, on the 7th of June 1811.
His father was a baker in that town, and James was the youngest of a family of seven.
Simpson, who had been created a baronet in 1866, died in Edinburgh on the 6th of May 1870, and was accorded a public funeral; his statue in bronze now stands in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.
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 James Young Simpson Summary
Simpson was the son of a village baker.
Simpson warned "The man laid on the operating table in one of our hospitals, is exposed to more chances of death than the English soldier on the field of Waterloo." Simpson's article led to major improvements in hospital administration, and contributed to the tearing down of many of the most offending European hospitals.
Simpson was born on June 7, 1811, in Bathgate, a village between the large Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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 Sir James Young Simpson
James Young Simpson was born at Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, a little village about twenty miles from Edinburgh, on the 7th June, 1811.
James’s father, David Simpson, happened to be the village baker, while his mother, Mary Jervay, came by direct descent from a Huguenot family which had fled from Guienne to Scotland after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
At the age of fourteen James Simpson left Bathgate and was enrolled as a student in the art classes of Edinburgh University.
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 The Library
Sir James Young Simpson (1811-1870) was born in Bathgate near Edinburgh.
Simpson was attacked for using chloroform to relieve pain in childbirth and it was not until Dr John Snow (one of the authors with autographed works in the collection) administered chloroform to Queen Victoria for the birth of Prince Leopold that the use of anaesthetic drugs in this way became respectable.
Simpson was recognised internationally and his contribution to medicine made him one of the most famous men of his time.
www.rcpe.ac.uk /library/simpson/jy_simpson.php   (950 words)

 The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - James Young Simpson papers
James Simpson was born in Bathgate, West Lothian, the seventh son of a baker.
Simpson was a doughty advocate of the cause of general anaesthesia and his final vindication came when Queen Victoria had chloroform at the birth of Prince Leopold in 1853.
Correspondence and papers of J.Y. Simpson concerning the administration of ether (1847) and the discovery and early use of chloroform.
www.rcsed.ac.uk /site/761/default.aspx   (522 words)

 James Simpson - CreationWiki, the encyclopedia of creation science
James Simpson was born on June 7, 1811 at Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, a small village near Edinburgh in Scotland.
Simpson's cause was furthered when a well-known Scottish theologian, Dr. Chalmers, lent his support to the use of chloroform, and Queen Victoria asked for it in the delivery of her child.
Simpson became president of the Royal College of Physicians in 1849, and in 1852 became president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
creationwiki.org /James_Simpson   (1846 words)

 Simpson, James Young
Sir James Young Simpson, physician, born on 7 June 1811 at Bathgate, Linlothgowshire, was youngest of seven sons of the village baker, David (d.
In 1847 he was appointed one of her majesty's physicians for Scotland; and he became a foreign associate of the Academy of Medicine, Paris, the members firmly insisting on his election against the rules of the commission which had omitted his name.
To the science of obstetrics at the same time Simpson gave a new precision, while in the practical branches, notably in the use of the obstetric forceps and of the various methods of ovariotomy, his work was of the highest value.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/S/SimpsonJ/1.html   (1019 words)

 Professor James Young Simpson ( 1811 - 70 )
Dr James Simpson was born the seventh son and eighth child of an impecunious baker.
Professor Simpson, the apostle of chloroform anaesthesia, was a passionate opponent of pain and its apologists as long as he lived.
Simpson pioneered the uterine sound, long forceps, wire sutures, and improved statistical analysis of operative outcomes.
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 WLM History Review 4:1
It was administered by James Young Simpson (1811-1870), a colorful, charismatic and influential Scottish obstetrician who later that year described the anesthetic properties of chloroform.
Simpson is also remembererd for designing a special set of obstetric forceps, influencing hospital design and many paper on archeology.
Simpson's use of anesthesia for obstetrics precipitated a storm of protest from physicians.
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 Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet (www.whonamedit.com)
Simpson was the youngest of seven sons born to David Simpson, a village baker, and was supposed to follow the same career.
Simpson was president of the Royal College of Physicians in 1849, in 1852 he was elected president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and one year later was elected foreign member of the French academy of medicine.
Simpson introduced iron wire sutures and acupressure, a method of arresting haemorrhage, and developed the long obstetrics forceps that are named for him.
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 Great Scotsmen
The alleviation of physical pain and suffering had been Simpson's lifelong preoccupation and he was particularly obsessed with finding a means of sending patients to sleep to avoid the worst agonies of childbirth and the sheer terror of surgery.
Simpson pressed on regardless, insisting that "every operation without it is the most deliberate and cold-blooded cruelty" and the use of anaesthetic slowly but surely gained acceptance.
Such was Simpson's stature, after he died his family were asked by the government, but refused, to allow his body to be buried in Westminster Abbey in the company of Kings and Queens.
www.firstfoot.com /Great%20Scot/simpson.htm   (522 words)

 Explore People - Millennial Plaques
Sir James Young Simpson (1811-70), was born in Bathgate and graduated MD at Edinburgh in 1832.
Although others had experimented with ether and similar volatile agents, Simpson was the first to demonstrate the anaesthetic properties of chloroform, in 1847, and immediately introduced it into obstetric and surgical practice in the Royal Infirmary.
Simpson rapidly gained world-wide fame as the pioneer of anaesthesia, and was one of the dominant figures in the Edinburgh scene for the rest of his life.
www.ed.ac.uk /explore/people/plaques/jamesyoungsimpson.html   (233 words)

 Overview of Sir James Young Simpson
Simpson attended the University of Edinburgh from the age of only 14, graduating in 1832.
Simpson also pioneered obstetric techniques and responsible for much reform of hospital practice while working at the Infirmary in Edinburgh.
He is remembered by the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion in Edinburgh, together with a statue in Princes Street Gardens and a bust in Westminster Abbey (London).
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/people/famousfirst60.html   (282 words)

 James Young Simpson Encyclopedia Information @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sir James Young Simpson, (June 7, 1811 born in Bathgate, West Lothian, died May 6, 1870), was a Scottish doctor and important figure in the history of medicine.
Simpson completed his final medical examination at the age of 18 but, as he was too young, had to wait two years before he got his licence to practice medicine.
Information about James Young Simpson - Sir James Young Simpson,, professor of midwifery at the University of Edinburgh and physician to Queen Victoria, was a pioneer in Victorian medicine.
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 James Simpson - ApologeticsWiki
James Young Simpson: was born in 1811 in Scotland.
They sent James to school when he was 14 and he turned out to be very good in studies.
Simpson was one of the first to accept and advocate the need for cleanliness and aseptic practices among Gynecologists.
www.apologeticswiki.com /index.php?title=James_Simpson   (694 words)

 Sir James Young Simpson Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Simpson was born in Bathgate, West Lothian, the seventh son of a banker.
In 1846 Simpson heard of the use of ether as an anaesthetic during surgery and early in 1847 tried it as a means of relieving the pain of childbirth.
Sir James Young Simpson's memory lives on in the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion in Edinburgh; a statue in the city's Princes Street Gardens; and a bust in Westminster Abbey, in London.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /usbiography/biographies/sirjamesyoungsimpson.html   (528 words)

 Scotsman.com Heritage & Culture - Timeline - James Young Simpson: founder of anaesthetics
Simpson was born on 7 June 1811 in Bathgate, near Edinburgh, the youngest son of a local baker.
Only three years after receiving his diploma in 1832, Simpson became senior president of the Medical Society of Edinburgh, and was then appointed to the chair of obstetrics at the University of Edinburgh in 1839 at the age of 28.
Simpson was knighted in 1866 after receiving many honours including the golden medal of Académie des sciences and the Freedom of Edinburgh.
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From 1939 the "Simpson" was directly managed by the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh as one of its grouped hospitals and became part of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh National Health Service Trust in 1994.
The Simpson not only operated as a place to give birth but was a teaching hospital, research centre, did a lot of patient education both pre and post birth in terms of parentcraft classes, and acted as a base for Community District Midwives.
The author Margaret Myles SRN, SCM, HV Cert, MTD, was the Principal Midwife Tutor at the Simpson, as well as being on the Scottish Central Midwives Board, hence the use of a lot of pictures from the Simpson.
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 This Month in Anesthesia History: January
James was also a long-time supporter of Benjamin Paul Blood, another self-experimenter with anesthetic gases who described his philosophy in The Anaesthetic Revelation [1874] and other works.
James, brother of authors Henry James and Alice James, died in 1910.
James Young Simpson first uses ether for relief of childbirth pain.
www.anes.uab.edu /jan.htm   (1130 words)

 James Young Simpson, discoverer of Chloroform anaesthesia
SIMPSON, Sir James Young (1811-70) Physician The seventh son of a Bathgate banker, Simpson justified his family's expectations when he entered Edinburgh University at the age of 14.
Chloroform was not his invention but his persistence and advocacy in the face of denunciations of its physical and moral implications eventually resulted in its general adoption.
After Simpson's appointment as one of Queen Victoria's Physicians in Scotland (1847) criticism was silenced when her son, Prince Leopold, was delivered under anaesthetic in 1853.
www.rosslyntemplars.org.uk /simpson.htm   (284 words)

 Sir James Young Simpson - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After news of the use of ether in surgery in Boston reached Scotland, Simpson employed it in obstetrics to relieve labour pains (1847) and later substituted chloroform, which he continued to use despite opposition from obstetricians and the clergy.
Portrait of the artist as a young woman; ON EVE OF HER 18TH BIRTHDAY, AS PHOTOGRAPHED BY SIR PAUL'S DAUGHTER.
With Good Humour; Peter Elson talks to Galton and Simpson about chance, comedy and being two of Britain's most accomplished scriptwriters THEY were just two teenage boys suffering the misery of TB in a gloomy sanatorium.
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 James Young Simpson - Definition, explanation
Sir James Young Simpson, (June 7, 1811 born in Bathgate, Linlithgowshire — died May 6, 1870), professor of midwifery at the University of Edinburgh and physician to Queen Victoria, was a pioneer in Victorian medicine.
He developed an interest in obstetrics, and by the age of 28 he became Chair of the Midwifery at the University of Edinburgh.
Despite such hostilities, Simpson searched further to find a better anesthetic and discovered the effects of chloroform.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/j/ja/james_young_simpson.php   (341 words)

 Simpson History
Lola Simpson (1949-) & Troy Eugene Cruce Jr.
James A. Simpson (1766-1809) & Sarah (Sally) Jane Hornbuckle (1772-1861)
Mary Ann Simpson (1767-1825) & Robert Marshall Jr.
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 Simpson Family History
Hunter, James Bennett & Melissa T. Hunter, John Alphonse & Vonita
Simpson, Paul John & Lola Mae & Ruby
Simpson, William & Emily Jane & Leona Alice
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 Simpson, James Young - ScotlandsPeople
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Sir James Young Simpson (1811-70) was born in Bathgate his father was a baker there.
He pioneered the use of ether as anaesthetic in January of 1847 and, by November, had discovered the capabilities of chloroform.
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