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Doctor Operated on Slaves Without Anesthesia

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It is truly amazing how much a people had to go through and endure in order for others to benefit.The so-called father of modern gynecology, Dr. James Marion Sims, who experimented and operated on slaves without anesthesia now has a statue placed near Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street in New York. The placement of the statue is raising controversy because it is in a neighborhood that is mainly Black and Puerto Rican.

Around 1845 to 1849, Sims operated on 10 slave women; anesthesia did not become available until 1846, according to a New York Times article. Once his operating procedure was successful, he then began operating on white women. The white women were given anesthesia.

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