New York City in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
J. Marion Sims, M.D., L.L.D.
Born 1813 • Died 1883
Founder of the Wo-
mans Hospital State of
New York His brilliant
the fame of American
out the entire
of his services in
the cause of science
& mankind Awarded
highest honors by his
countrymen & decor
ations from the gov
ernments of Belgium
France · Italy · Spain
Erected 1894 by Subscription organized by "Medical Record".
Location. 40° 47.546′ N, 73° 57.161′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 103rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Fifth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10029, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New York Academy of Medicine (within shouting distance of this marker); Marian Anderson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arthur Brisbane (about 500 feet away); Before There Was a Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Saint Vincent (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Clinton: On Top of Manhattan (approx. 0.2 miles away); A View From the Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Odetta (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York City.
More about this marker. The statue was originally installed in Bryant Park in 1894, but was moved and installed in its current location opposite the New York Academy of Medicine in 1934.
Also see . . .
1. Dr. James Marion Sims (New York City Department of Parks and Recreation). (Submitted on October 11, 2016.)
2. J. Marion Sims (Wikipedia). James Marion Sims (January 25, 1813 – November 13, 1883) (known as J. Marion Sims) was an American physician and a pioneer in the field of surgery, known as the "father of modern gynecology". His most significant work was to develop a surgical technique for the repair of vesicovaginal fistula, a severe complication of obstructed childbirth....Sims' use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects is considered highly unethical (Submitted on October 11, 2016.)
3. J. Marion Sims, the Father of Gynecology: Hero or Villain? (Southern Medical Journal, 2004;97(5)). (Submitted on October 11, 2016.)
4. Slaves, Experiments & Dr. Marion Sims's Statue: Should It Stay or Go? (New American Media, 12/8/10). (Submitted on October 11, 2016.)
Categories. • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.