The Father of Modern Gynecology Performed Horrible Experiments on Slaves – HISTORT Magazine

He was a Medical Trailblazer – But at what cost?

James Sims

By: Brynn Holland – HISTORY Magazine

James Marion Sims developed pioneering tools and surgical techniques related to women’s reproductive health.  He is credited as the “father of modern gynecology.” The 19th-century physician has been lionized with statues in New York City, South Carolina and Pennsylvania.

But because Sims’ research was conducted on enslaved Black women without anesthesia, medical ethicists, historians and others have called for those monuments to be removed—or for them to be reconfigured as tributes to the enslaved women known to have endured his experiments.

READ MORE: https://www.history.com/news/the-father-of-modern-gynecology-performed-shocking-experiments-on-slaves

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  • kamtanblog  On June 27, 2020 at 3:26 am

    Today it is done “legally” on both animals and humans !
    Nothing changes !

    Kamtan

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