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[simp-suh n] /ˈsɪmp sən/
James Young, 1811–70, Scottish professor of obstetrics and obstetrician: pioneer in use of ether and chloroform as anesthetics.
O(renthal) J(ames) born 1946, U.S. football player. Unabridged
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  • She danced up to her mother and kissed her, and before Mrs. Simpson could change her mind, Cindy grabbed Alec's hand.

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/ˈsɪmpsən; ˈsɪmsən/
Sir James Young. 1811–70, Scottish obstetrician, who pioneered the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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