Simpson House

Discovery Room, Simpson House
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Discovery Room, Simpson House

Located at No. 52 Queen Street, in Edinburgh's New Town, Simpson House was the home of pioneer of anaesthetics Sir James Young Simpson (1811 - 70) between 1845 and his death. Now the home to a drugs rehabilitation and AIDS counselling service, run by the Church of Scotland Board of Social Responsibility, the house includes an exhibition on Simpson's life and work in a room restored to its condition when he was resident. The house was built around 1786.

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