James Young Simpson white plaque in Edinburgh

Thank God for James Young Simpson's discovery of chloroform anaesthesia in 1847.

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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