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James Marion Sims

James Marion Sims (1813-1883)

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.

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