Britain's leading obstetrician, James Young Simpson
, adapted sound for use in uterine examinations.
Professor James Young Simpson
first used chloroform to aid a woman in childbirth in London.
15 November 1847
Dr James Young Simpson
of Edinburgh published a pamphlet describing how he had proved in practice that chloroform was a successful anaesthetic for obstetrics; his pamphlet sold 1,500 copies within fourteen days.