Return to top Return to top

Simpson, Sir James Young, detail of statue

10th March 2014
Simpson, Sir James Young, detail of statue

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.

Avatar Added by John Amoore Attributed to: John Amoore

Discuss this memory

Your comment

Edinburgh in pictures

Edinburgh Collected is a community archive of Edinburgh memories. Explore the city’s rich history through images, documents and objects.
Explore pictures

Edinburgh in scrapbooks

Scrapbooks are collections of our community’s memories giving unique perspectives on life in Edinburgh.
Discover scrapbooks

Edinburgh in words

Uncover personal memories of life in Edinburgh, recorded in the written word.
Read memories

Share your memories and make history

Sign up for your free account today, to share your photos and memories, and create your own Edinburgh Collected scrapbooks.
Join today
What type of memory would you like to add?