Sir James Young Simpson Memorial

Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet, FRCPE was a Scottish obstetrician and a significant figure in the history of medicine. He was the first to demonstrate the anaesthetic properties of chloroform on humans and helped to popularise the drug's use in medicine.Simpson's intellectual interests ranged from archaeology to an almost taboo subject at the time: hermaphroditism.

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The Church of St John the Evangelist is a Scottish Episcopal church in the centre of , Scotland. Photo: Daniel, CC BY 2.0.

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TSB Bank plc is a retail and commercial in the and a subsidiary of Banco Sabadell.TSB Bank operates a network of 536 branches across , and but has not had a presence in since 1991. is situated 550 feet north of Sir James Young Simpson Memorial. Photo: TubularWorld, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Hotel
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, is a five-star hotel in , . is situated 580 feet southwest of Sir James Young Simpson Memorial. Photo: kim traynor, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Museum
The National War Museum is housed in , and forms part of National Museums Scotland. is situated 910 feet southeast of Sir James Young Simpson Memorial. Photo: Stefan2901, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The Moray Estate in was an exclusive early 19th century building venture attaching the west side of .

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The New Town is a central area of , the capital of Scotland. Photo: Erath, Public domain.

Suburb
Tollcross is a major road junction to the south west of the city centre of , which gives its name to the surrounding area. Photo: Kyzer, CC BY 3.0.

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