Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883

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James Marion Sims (1813-1883) was a surgeon and gynecologist who conducted experimental surgical procedures on enslaved women during the 1840s in Alabama. He later played a role in founding the Woman's Hospital (now a division of St. Luke's Hospital) in New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the J. Marion Sims Papers, 1835-1884, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

From the description of J. Marion Sims Letters. 1858-1859; 1880-1881. (Medical University of South Carolina Library). WorldCat record id: 18932255

New York gynecologist.

From the description of Papers, 1860-1867 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35359408

James Marion Sims (1813-1883) was a surgeon noted for his pioneer work in gynecology and cancer operations and for his part in founding the Woman's Hospital (now a division of St. Luke's Hospital) in New York City.

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creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. Autograph letter signed from J. Marion Sims, New York City, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1880 March 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. [Sims' nickel-plated rectal speculum] [realia] : 2072 / designed by James Marion Sims. Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. [Sims' nickel-plated rectal speculum] [realia] : 63.13.14 / designed by James Marion Sims. Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
referencedIn Long, Crawford Williamson, 1815-1878. Papers of Crawford Williamson Long, 1837-1930. Library of Congress
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. [Sims' speculum [realia] : 82.4.156 / designed by James Marion Sims. Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
creatorOf [J. Marion Sims, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Carmichael, Emmett B. Pamphlets vertical file--persons, [ca.1835]-[ca.1835]- Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Boyd, Mary Keller, 1885-1970. Mary Keller Boyd papers, 1928-1952. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. [Sims-type rectal speculum realia 76.3.38 / similar to design by James Marion Sims] Wright State University, Paul Laurence Dunbar Medical Collection
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883. J. Marion Sims papers, 1835-1884 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883. Letter, 1883 to Francis Peyre Porcher / from J. Marion Sims. Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
creatorOf J. Marion Sims Papers, 1835-1884 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. [Mundé's-Sims' speculum] [realia] : 2033, 4945 / designed by James Marion Sims and modified by P.F. Mundé. Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883. J. Marion Sims Letters. Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. [Sims' operating speculum [realia] : 75.5.21a / designed by James Marion Sims.]. Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
creatorOf Bissell, Dougal. The Sims memorial address on gynecology, delivered before the South Carolina Medical Society at Charleston, November 22, 1927 / Dougal Bissell. Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883. Papers, 1860-1867 and undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. [Sim's speculum [realia] : 70.14.19 / designed by James Marion Sims.]. Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. [Sims' speculum realia : 1026 / Designed by James Marion Sims.] Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
creatorOf Darrow, Charles E.,. [Darrow's self-retaining Sim's speculum] [realia] : 58 / designed by Charles E. Darrow. Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
referencedIn Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894. Papers of Joseph Holt, 1817-1895 (bulk 1859-1889). Library of Congress
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. [Sims' nickel-plated rectal speculum] realia : 1369 / Designed by James Marion Sims. Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
creatorOf Entress, Bradley Ralph. The father of modern gynecology / B.R. Entress. Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. [Sims' nickel-plated rectal speculum] [realia] : 81.16.2 / designed by James Marion Sims. Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
referencedIn Joseph Holt Papers, 1817-1895, (bulk 1859-1889) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883,. [Sims' speculum [realia] : 440 etc. / designed by James Marion Sims.]. Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
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associatedWith Bissell, Dougal. person
associatedWith Boyd, Mary Keller, 1885-1970. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith Entress, Bradley Ralph. person
associatedWith Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894. person
associatedWith Long, Crawford Williamson, 1815-1878 person
associatedWith Mayer, O. B. (Orlando Benedict), 1818-1891. person
associatedWith Nelson, Sydney, fl. 1880 person
associatedWith Porcher, Francis Peyre, 1825-1895. person
associatedWith Sims, Eliza Theresa Jones, 1816-1890. person
associatedWith St. Luke's Hospital (New York, N.Y.). Woman's Hospital Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Taylor, Tom person
associatedWith Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. person
associatedWith Woman's Hospital (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York
France
Mount Meigs (Ala.)
United States
Alabama
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Cancer--Treatment--History--19th century
Medicine--Practice--History--19th century
Ovarian diseases--therapy--19th century
Gynecology--Practice--History--19th century
Women's Health--history
Genital Diseases, Female--history
Surgeons--History--19th century
Diphtheria
Women--Health and hygiene--History--19th century
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures--history
Ovarian cysts--therapy--19th century
Uterine diseases--therapy--19th century
Gynecology--history--19th century
Physicians--History--19th century
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Birth 1813-01-25

Death 1883-11-13

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