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Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill

Office Site of Dr. J. Marion Sims

 
 
Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
1. Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill Marker
Inscription.
(Side A):
Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill
This early 20th-century building was office of Dr. L.L. Hill who, in 1902, performed first open heart surgery in the Western Hemisphere when he sutured stab wound in young boy's heart. A Montgomerian, Hill graduated in medicine from Jefferson Medical College and the University of the City of New York by the time he was 21. He then studied in London with the world renowned Dr. Joseph Lister. Hill practiced from 1884 until 1932, pioneering new ideas in antiseptic procedures in Alabama. He and a brother, Dr. R.S. Hill, founded Laura Hill Hospital named for their mother. L.L. Hill's son, Senator Lister Hill, introduced Hill-Burton Act providing for hospitals across the nation.
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(Back):
Office Site of Dr. J. Marion Sims
"Father of Modern Gynecology"
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On this site in 1840s stood small hospital of Dr. J. Marion Sims in which he made surgical history with his successful operations for urinary fistula in women. A South Carolinian, Sims studied at Charleston Medical School and Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. He practiced briefly in his native state before coming to Mt. Meigs (1835) and Montgomery (1840). He left this city and, in 1853, founded famous Woman's
Office Site of Dr. J. Marion Sims Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
2. Office Site of Dr. J. Marion Sims Marker
Hospital in New York, gaining world renown for his work in the field of surgery for women. Among his patients were the Empress Eugenie of France and other members of European royalty. His statue is on the grounds of Alabama's Capitol.
 
Erected 1994 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 22.591′ N, 86° 18.441′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on South Perry Street south of Dexter Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Building is now occupied by a cash loans company. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 South Perry Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. J. Marion Sims (here, next to this marker); Confederate States of America (CSA) Post Office Department (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Korean War Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Circuit Court / Sit-Ins and Marches at the Montgomery County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chris’ Hot Dogs (about 300 feet away); A County Older Than the State
Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill / Office Site of Dr. J. Marion Sims Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
3. Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill / Office Site of Dr. J. Marion Sims Marker
Looking south along Perry Street; Washington Avenue intersection in background.
(about 300 feet away); Telegram Which Began War Between The States / Winter Building (about 500 feet away); St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill / Office Site of Dr. J. Marion Sims Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
4. Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill / Office Site of Dr. J. Marion Sims Marker
Luther Leonidas Hill, M.D. image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
5. Luther Leonidas Hill, M.D.
Montgomery, Alabama
1862-1946
First American surgeon to suture successfully the human heart
14 September 1902
Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill / Office Site of Dr. J. Marion Sims Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
6. Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill / Office Site of Dr. J. Marion Sims Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 906 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on July 28, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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