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James Young Simpson collection

 Collection
Identifier: KORN231
This collection consists of an oversize scrapbook of autographs, biographical sketches, portraits with captions – all related to Dr. Simpson. The provenance of the eight items is unknown. The materials date from 1862-1874.

Dates

  • 1862-1874

Creator

Extent

.50 linear foot

Biographical / Historical

James Y. Simpson was a Scottish obstetrician and a significant figure in the history of medicine. Simpson was first to demonstrate the anesthetic properties of chloroform on humans and helped to popularize the drug for use in medicine, particularly obstetrics.

Creator

Title
James Young Simpson collection
Status
Completed
Author
Sherrill Redmon
Description rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Repository

Contact:
Kornhauser Library
500 S. Preston Street
Louisville KY 40292 United States
(502) 852-5766