James Marion Sims
JAMES MARION SIMS (1813-1883) was born in South Carolina. He received his M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1835. In 1852 he published a paper announcing the cure of a vesico-vaginal fistula by an original method. This was greeted by incredulity at first but was then accepted. He is considered to be the founder of gynecology in the United States.