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NYC officials relocate statue honoring Dr. J. Marion Sims

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By Mark Manicone

The Central Park statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims has been relocated because of the controversy over his medical experiments on enslaved women in the mid-1800s.
According to The New York Times, New York City’s Public Design Commission voted unanimously to move the statue to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, where Sims is buried.
Protesters last August demanded the removal of the statue, which honors one of Lancaster’s most famous native sons. Sims is often referred to as “the father of gynecology.”


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