Statue of 19th century doctor who experimented on slaves removed from Central Park

A statue of J. Marion Sims, a 19th century surgeon who performed painful medical experiments on slaves without anesthesia, was removed from New York City’s Central Park Tuesday morning. The removal is part of a review of “symbols of hate,” which Mayor Bill de Blasio called for after last year’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead. Sims is known as the…

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Statue of 19th century doctor who experimented on slaves removed from Central Park