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Monuments: James Young Simpson Statue

James Young Simpson was born in Bathgate, West Lothian of humble origins and rose to become Professor of Midwifery at Edinburgh University in 1840, where he pioneered the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic. Built in 1877 by public subscription and the Simpson Memorial committee, this seated bronze figure in academic robes on a stone plinth was designed by William Brodie RSA (1815-1881) and cast by Masefield and Co., Bronze-founders, London. The plinth is inscribed, 'Sir James Young Simpson, Baronet, MD, DCL, Born 1811. Died 1870. Pioneer of Anaesthesia'.
Princes Street Gardens