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Heath Springs in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of James Marion Sims, M.D.

 
 
Birthplace of James Marion Sims, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 14, 2012
1. Birthplace of James Marion Sims, M.D. Marker
Inscription.  James Marion Sims,
World Famed Physician,
Father of modern gynaecol'ogy
A blessing and a benefactor to women
was born in the farm house of
his parents near this site
January 25, 1813
Doctor to empress and slave alike
founder of women's hospital
of the state of New York,
Knight of the Legion of Honor
of France, Honored by European
and American Governments,
he died in the city of New York
November 13, 1883
 
Erected 1949 by Lancaster County, sponsored by Waxhaws Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1939.
 
Location. 34° 35.964′ N, 80° 42.962′ W. Marker is in Heath Springs, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is on New Hope Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Heath Springs SC 29058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Hanging Rock
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By Anna Inbody, January 14, 2012
2. Overview
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(approx. 2˝ miles away); James Ingram Home (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mt. Carmel Campground (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Battle Of The Hanging Rock (approx. 3.9 miles away); Stoneboro (approx. 4.3 miles away); Warrenton Muster Ground (approx. 6.3 miles away); Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heath Springs.
 
James Marion Sims, M.D. image. Click for full size.
National Library of Medicine
3. James Marion Sims, M.D.
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By Anna Inbody, January 14, 2012
4. Artwork On Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   3. submitted on September 10, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on January 15, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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