A Central Park statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims is shown last weekend with red markings in the aftermath of vandalism in New York. Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology. But critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical.
A Central Park statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims is shown last weekend with red markings in the aftermath of vandalism in New York. Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology. But critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical. Bebeto Matthews AP
A Central Park statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims is shown last weekend with red markings in the aftermath of vandalism in New York. Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology. But critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical. Bebeto Matthews AP

A surgeon from SC experimented on slave women without anesthesia. Now his statues are under attack

August 30, 2017 08:46 AM