Lot 22: James Young Simpson handwritten signed letter

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2017-10-02 11:42:00

Lot 22

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.

Estimate: $400-$600

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