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Simp·son(sĭmp′sən), George Gaylord 1902-1984.
American paleontologist whose synthesis of population genetics with paleontology in his work on fossil mammals contributed to the development of modern evolutionary biology.
Simpson, Sir James Young 1811-1870.
British physician who pioneered the use of ether and chloroform in obstetrics (1847).
1. (Biography) Sir James Young. 1811–70, Scottish obstetrician, who pioneered the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic
2. (Biography) Wallis (Warfield). See Edward VIII
Wallis Warfield, Windsor, Duchess of.
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|Noun||1.||Simpson - United States divorcee whose marriage to Edward VIII created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication|
|2.||Simpson - Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)|