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David Waldie

1813 - 1889

Monument to David Waldie, Linlithgow
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Monument to David Waldie, Linlithgow

Surgeon and medical scientist. Born in Linlithgow, Waldie is credited with being the first to recommend, and make practicable, the use of the anaesthetic chloroform, which had been pioneered by Sir James Young Simpson (1811-70).

He died in Calcutta (India).

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