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James Marion Sims

Sims, James Marion, 1813–83, American gynecologist, b. Lancaster co., S.C., M.D. Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1835. He practiced in Mt. Meigs, Ala. A surgeon of international repute, he introduced new operations and instruments (including a vaginal speculum) and wrote the important Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery (1866). In 1855 he founded Woman's Hospital in New York City.

See his autobiography (1884).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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