Mend

Mend

The inventor of the speculum, J. Marion Sims, is celebrated as the "father of modern gynecology," and a memorial at his birthplace honors "his service to suffering women, empress and slave alike." These tributes whitewash the fact that Sims achieved his surgical breakthroughs by experimenting on eleven enslaved African American women. Lent to Sims by their owners, these women were forced to undergo operations without their consent. Today, the names of all but three… (more)

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Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (September 26, 2018)

Collection: University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series

Page count: 96 pages

Language: English


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