Dr Sims, who had no gynecological experience, obtained up to 20 black slave women suffering gynecological injuries of torn fistulas and experimented on them, without anesthetics , for 4 years in his ”medical Plantation” in Alabama .
In 2015 #Anarchagland, an autonomous-research project of #gynepunk in Catalonia, renamed female sex glands after 3 slaves, Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy, who were abused as medical guinea pigs by the maverick doctor J Marion Sims.
“If there was anything I hated,” he wrote from the outset, “it was investigating the organs of the female pelvis.”
We don’t know how many of his victims died or if they really gave consent as he claimed in his extravagant autobiography ( it was a death sentence offense for slaves to write or record anything) but Sims was a showman and boasted of operating over 30 times on Anarcha who was 17 at the start, and almost killing Lucy outright on her first operation.
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