SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 12.
Miss Souter and Anaesthetics
Miss Souter and Anaesthetics.
Third in the placing of the Judges was Miss D. C. Souter, speaking on Sir James Simpson. Beginning with his burial, Miss Souter traced his life back to the time when he was son of a the time when he was son of a baker. Sir James had a curious facility for dreaming first and sleeping afterwards. In 1847, for example, he first sniffed chloroforn. This was the fulfilment of a dream, and a deep sleep ensued. Miss Souter then gave us oratory on obstetrics, statistics, and anaesthetics, and the most powerful of these was anaesthetics.