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James Marion Sims was an American physician and a pioneer in the field of surgery, known as the "father of modern gynecology". His most significant work was the development of a surgical technique for the repair of vesicovaginal fistula, a severe complication of obstructed childbirth. He is also remembered for inventing Sims' speculum, Sims' sigmoid catheter, and the Sims' position.
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  • Personal 

  • Medical experimentation on enslaved women 

  • New York and Europe 

  • Sims and the Confederacy 

  • Break with the Woman's Hospital 

  • Death 

  • Legacy and honors 

  • Contributions