These poppies were planted by the Friends of Warriston Cemetery group at the burial plot of James Young Simpson. Simpson was a Scottish obstetrician and a significant figure in the history of medicine. He died at his home in Edinburgh in May 1870 at the age of 58. A burial spot in Westminster Abbey was offered to his family, but they declined and instead buried him closer to home in Warriston cemetery.
Here is a link to his Wikipedia page; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Young_Simpson
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