Historic Markers Across Alabama



Dr. J. Marion Sims



Marker ID:  
Location: on South Perry Street south of Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.591    W 086° 18.441
  32.37651666    -86.30735
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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.


Erected 1930 by Montgomery County Medical Society / The Alabama Anthropological Society.







End of Dr. J. Marion Sims