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Color enhanced illustration of James Marion Sims (1813-1884), sometimes considered the father of modern gynecology. His achievements included the first successful treatment for vesicovaginal fistula, the first gallbladder surgery, and the introduction of antiseptic principles in all areas of surgical treatment. He is also responsible for the Sims' speculum and the Sims' sigmoid catheter.
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