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Simpson

[simp-suhn]
noun
1.
James Young, 1811–70, Scottish professor of obstetrics and obstetrician: pioneer in use of ether and chloroform as anesthetics.
2.
O(renthal) J(ames) born 1946, U.S. football player.
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Simpson (ˈsɪmpsən, ˈsɪmsən)
 
n
1.  Sir James Young. 1811--70, Scottish obstetrician, who pioneered the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic
2.  Wallis (Warfield) (ˈwɒlɪs). See Edward VIII

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Simpson Simp·son (sĭmp'sən), Sir James Young. 1811-1870.

British obstetrician and a founder of gynecology. He is also known for introducing the use of chloroform as an anesthetic.

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