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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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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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Starting June 29, 2015, Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.

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