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Statue of doctor, J. Marion Sims

Statue of Doctor Who Performed Experiments on Enslaved Black Women Removed in NYC

The statue of a 19th-century obstetrician known as the “father of gynecology” was removed from its Central Park location on Tuesday.

New York City’s Public Design Commission voted on Monday to remove the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, according to ABC 7.

Sims was celebrated for his work that lead to a cure for fistula, a condition caused by continued obstructed childbirth.

He conducted his experiments on enslaved black women without anesthesia in his search for a cure.

The statue was moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY where Sims is buried.

Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.