James Young Simpson stone plaque in Edinburgh

Sir James Young Simpson Lived in this house from 1845 to 1870, and in 1847 discovered the anaesthetic power of chloroform.

Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet (7 June 1811 – 6 May 1870) was a Scottish obstetrician and an important figure in the history of medicine. Simpson discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform and successfully introduced it for general medical use.

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