Lot 22: James Young Simpson handwritten signed letter
11th October 2017
Scottish doctor (1811–1870) who discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform and successfully introduced it for general medical use. ALS signed “J. Y. Simpson,” one page both sides, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, February 3, 1869. Letter to "Dr. Davey," in part: "If there have occurred any amputations of the limbs at the Hambrook Village Hospital I would feel deeply obliged if you would kindly enter them & their results in the accompanying schedule. I am trying to compare the results in cottage hospitals with the results in large city hospitals." In very good to fine condition, with light toning and creasing.
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