Dr. J. Marion Sims

Dr. J. Marion Sims (HMOFU)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.591', W 86° 18.441'

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This tablet marks the site of the office and infirmary of
DR. J. MARION SIMS
Here, in 1845, he performed the first closure of a vesico-vaginal fistula with wire suture, using a pewter spoon as speculum. This operation made him famous throughout the world.
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HM NumberHMOFU
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Year Placed1930
Placed ByMontgomery County Medical Society / The Alabama Anthropological Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:53pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565156 N 3582381
Decimal Degrees32.37651667, -86.30735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.591', W 86° 18.441'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 35.46" N, 86° 18' 26.46" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33-99 S Perry St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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