J. Marion Sims, the Father of Gynecology: Hero or Villain?

@article{Sartin2004JMS,
  title={J. Marion Sims, the Father of Gynecology: Hero or Villain?},
  author={Jeffrey S. Sartin},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={97},
  pages={500-505}
}
  • J. Sartin
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Medicine
  • Southern Medical Journal
J. Marion Sims (1813–1884) has been called the “Father of Gynecology” for his revolutionary approach to treating the diseases of women. He rose from humble origins to become a successful surgeon, teacher, and writer. His innovations included the first successful treatment for vesicovaginal fistula, the first gallbladder surgery, and the introduction of antiseptic principles in all areas of surgical treatment. The “Sims position” and “Sims speculum” are eponymic tributes to his accomplishments… 
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