James Marion Sims (1813-1883) was a medical doctor and surgeon who became known as the “Father of Modern Gynecology.” Sims was born in Lancaster, South Carolina, and practiced in Montgomery, Alabama, New York City, and Europe. He developed a surgical technique to repair fistulas in women.
- 8-5 The student will understand the impact of Reconstruction, industrialization, and Progressivism on society and politics in South Carolina in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- During the periods of Reconstruction, industrial expansion, and the Progressive movement, South Carolina searched for ways to revitalize its economy while maintaining its traditional society. To understand South Carolina’s experience as represen...