|J. Marion Sims,
National Library of Medicine
|Dr. James Marion
Sims lived from 1813 to 1883. Dr. Sims was a South Carolina native who became
internationally known as the father of American gynecology for his pioneer
work in the treatment of diseases of women. Caring for women and children has
been one of the main themes of public health and it is very fitting that the
Departmentís main office building is named for Dr. Sims.