Simpson, James Young

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Simpson, James Young Gender: M
born on 7 June 1811 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Bathgate, Scotland, 55n55, 3w39
Timezone LMT m3w39 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°06' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 27°40 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 10°16'


Scottish physician, an obstetrician and surgeon knighted for his progressive methods in his respect for the human life. Simpson was the first to use chloroform to ease childbirth. A biography was written by his father, Alan F. Guttmacher, published in 1947 and titled, "The Story of Human Birth."

Simpson died 5/06/1870.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Karum in AFA 8/1961 quotes Dr. Alan F. Guttmacher "The Story of Human Birth," data given by Simpson's father, Penquin Books, 1947, p.113.


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Obstetrician and surgeon)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted