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Dr. James Marion Sims map_it

  • Location: Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
  • Sculptor: Ferdinand von Miller II
  • Description: Standing figure with integral plinth on pedestal with supporting piers right and left, each bearing an inscribed roundel on its face
  • Materials: Bronze; North Jay, Maine granite
  • Dimensions: Figure H: 8'9" W: 3' D: 2'11"; Pedestal approximate H: 4½' W: 6'9½"; each pier H: 8' W: 3'9" D: 4'
  • Cast: 1892
  • Dedicated: October 20, 1894.
  • Donor: Subscription organized by "Medical Record"
  • Inscription: (center pedestal)
    J. MARION SIMS / M.D. L.L.D. /

    (left pier)
    SURGEON & / PHILANTHROPIST / FOUNDER OF THE WO- / MAN'S HOSPITAL, STATE OF / NEW YORK. HIS BRILLIANT / ACHIEVEMENT CARRIED / THE FAME OF AMERICAN / SURGERY THROUGH- / OUT THE ENTIRE / WORLD. / BORN 1813 /

    (right pier)
    IN RECOGNITION / OF HIS SERVICES IN / THE CAUSE OF SCIENCE / & MANKIND AWARDED / HIGHEST HONORS BY HIS / COUNTRYMEN & DÉCOR / ATIONS FROM THE GOV / ERNMENTS OF BELGIUM / FRANCE-ITALY-SPAIN / & PORTUGAL / DIED 1883 /

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