A worker tosses a strap over the 19th century statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York's Central Park.  Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology, but critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical. The statue is being moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, where Sims is buried.
A worker tosses a strap over the 19th century statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York's Central Park. Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology, but critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical. The statue is being moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, where Sims is buried. Mark Lennihan AP
A worker tosses a strap over the 19th century statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York's Central Park. Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology, but critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical. The statue is being moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, where Sims is buried. Mark Lennihan AP

Statue of gynecologist who experimented on slaves removed from NYC, but remains in Columbia

April 17, 2018 11:39 PM