Villa Holiday Homes with a pool
National Trust

BOOK BATHGATE HOTELS

Featured Destination

May 2015: The Rugged Northumberland Coast

For many who have not visited the area Northumberland probably prompts thoughts of hill country, with its National Park having The Cheviot, standing proud at ...More
More Uk destinations

Sir James Simpson
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Bathgate, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 7th of June 1811
Died on 6th of May 1870

Born 1811. Died 1870 - Scottish obstetrician and pioneer of anaesthesia.

Studied art and medicine at Edinburgh University. Became Professor of Midwifery in 1840. Instigated use of ether as anaesthetic in childbirth. Developed chloroform using it on Queen Victoria at the birth of Prince Leopold. Founded gynaecology, fought for hospital reform, became physician to the Queen in Scotland. Made baronet in 1866.

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Sir James Simpson?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

2977 views since 7th February 2007

Brit Quote:
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected. - Oscar Wilde
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of St Albans - Wars of the Roses starts - 1455, James Iís Bargain Baronets - 1611, Littleportís Bread or Blood Riot Begins - 1816, Britains worst Rail Disaster - 1915, Burgess and Maclean Defect - 1951, Abbeystead Disaster - 1984, Murder of Lee Rigby - 2013
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages

//