Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
James Marion Sims
1813 - 1888
—Father of Modern Gynecology —
Montgomery 1848-1849 Operations he devised cured a then considered hopeless malady—gaining him fame as a benefactor of women.
Founded—Women's Hospital—City of New York—-1855. Decorated by Emperor of France—Kings of Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Erected 1939 by Medical Association of the State of Alabama.
Location. 32° 22.645′ N, 86° 18.055′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Bainbridge Street and Dexter Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Alabama State Capitol. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Bainbridge Street, Montgomery AL 36131, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Allan Wyeth (a few steps from this marker); Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879 (a few steps from this marker); United States Flag Raised Over Alabama Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Selma-to-Montgomery March (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); A Nation Divided / Cradle of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); To the Memory of General Marquis De La Fayette (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
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