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James Simpson (1811-1870), Scottish physician. Simpson, who later called himself James Young Simpson, was the first person to use anesthetics on women giving birth. He first used ether during a difficult labor on 19 January 1847. In November 1847 he began : Stock Illustration

James Simpson (1811-1870), Scottish physician. Simpson, who later called himself James Young Simpson, was the first person to use anesthetics on women giving birth. He first used ether during a difficult labor on 19 January 1847. In November 1847 he began

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