Who Was James Marion Sims?
He was revered as the pioneer of gynecological surgery, instruments and procedures. Ideally, this monster, was considered “The Father Of Gynecology“. Any significant contributions should be demeaned by his heinous practices.
In 1845, Sims opened a private hospital for women in Montgomery, Alabama. Slave women were brought to Sims, many ailing, to treat and study one of the most common problems; Vesicovaginal Fistulas—a condition often caused by prolonged childbirth. From this a hole forms in between the bladder or rectum and the vagina. The tear causes urine and feces to pool in the vagina, creating infections, pain, and incontinence. Fixing it required a doctor to be able to look into the vaginal canal.
Sims was eager to develop a way to surgically seal up the hole, and saw great (inhumane) benefits using slave women as test subjects. It was from these procedures and incidents that the Speculum was thought of and created. The idea for the Speculum came to Sims while treating a white woman patient. The woman was thrown from a horse and suffered injuries to her uterus. It was recorded that after he helped the woman “reposition her uterus”, he had an epiphany. He bought several slave women for the purpose of study and experiments, and that day used a slave, having her lie on her back with her legs up, and inserted the bent handle of a “Pewter Spoon” into her vagina. This “invention” allowed Sims to start performing surgery on the fistulas. He became successful in developing a method for sealing them. Unfortunately, he performed all of his experimental procedures, on the Afrikan women, without anesthesia, forcing pain and often death upon them.
Today’s “modern” speculum is based on the use of a bent gravy spoon. The irony is that Sims didn’t want to have to look at a woman’s genitals.
“If there was anything I hated, it was investigating the organs of the female pelvis.”
Sims’ performed extremely unethical and barbaric experiments on enslaved Afrikan women. Many times with crude and tortuous instruments. His actions of torture led to many deaths or maimed women. Sims would justify his behavior by trying to reason that
“Slave women were able to bear great pain…”, unanesthetized, “because their race made them more durable and thus, they were well suited for painful medical experimentation.”
As we approach the month of February. The month where Afrikans/Melaninated people’s history is reduced to “28days“, for 28days Black Americans are to remind themselves of the many marvelous accomplishments of African and Black Americans, during and post slavery.
Understand that many inventions and accomplishments were stolen or hidden. Therefore, one must never forget and at times reflect on those that sought to destroy, demoralize and silence “Black Power“!
James Marion Sims are one of the many. His legacy is a lie, his actions…unforgivable!
You Are Not Crippled By Your Past.
Know Who You Are…
Life For Those That Fear The Light.
The Melanoid Woman Endured So Much For What You Have Become. Would Your Ancestors Be Pleased? Deliver The Blow That Will Resonate…
Destroy Those That Rape, Murder And Seek To Stifle The Melaninated People.
Black History Began Long Before Slavery.
Watch (Below) as Scholar Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary, in London (2008), Lecture about Medical Experiments Performed On Africans.