Simpson, Sir James Young, detail of statue

10th March 2014

About this memory

Sir James Young Simpson pioneered the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic agent, thereby revolutionising surgical practice. He was knighted for his innovative developments, with Queen Victoria benefiting from the use of chloroform at the birth of one of her children and thus helping to promote its use. This is a detail of the statue in Princes Street.

Author or artist: John Amoore

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Princes Street, towards the west end, New Town

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