Memoir of Sir James Y. Simpson, Bart. SIMPSON, J. DUNS.

Memoir of Sir James Y. Simpson, Bart.

Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1873. First edition, 8vo, (xvi), 544 pp. Photographic portrait frontispiece, some pencilled underlining and marginalia. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, top edge of upper cover sunned, some light rubbing otherwise very good. Professor of Obstetrics (then Midwifery) at Edinburgh University, Simpson pioneered the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic. Item #18642

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