Cedric Keith Simpson
Person Male Born 20/7/1907 Died 21/7/1985
Forensic pathologist. Born Brighton. When Simpson became interested in forensics Bernard Spilsbury was practically the only other person in the field. Spilsbury was not interested in training others nor in working on the less interesting cases. Simpson and a few others took those cases and built up their own expertise. On Spilsbury's death Simpson became the leader in the field. Worked on Ronnie Kray's victim, George Cornell. Performed autopsies on some of the victims of the Bethnal Green WW2 disaster where 173 people died, many of asphyxiation, on which he became the acknowledged expert. Wrote extensively on pathology and forensics. Died at St Bartholomew's Hospital.