An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15475 entries, 13329 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: November 30, 2021

SIMS, James Marion

6 entries
  • 6037

On the treatment of vesico-vaginal fistula.

Amer. J. med. Sci., n.s., 23, 59-82, 1852.

Original description of Sims’s operation for the treatment of vesicovaginal fistula; also describes “Sims’s position, the knee–chest position. Reprinted in Med. Classics, 1938, 2, 677-712.



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › Vesicovaginal Fistula
  • 5605

Silver sutures in surgery.

New York: S. S. & S. W. Wood, 1858.

Sims, famous American gynecologist, introduced a silver wire suture, in order to avoid sepsis. See No. 6037.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Sepsis / Antisepsis, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY, SURGERY: General
  • 6049

Amputation of the cervix uteri.

Trans. N.Y. med. Soc., 367-71, 1861.

Sims’s method for amputating the cervix.



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY
  • 6050

On vaginismus.

Trans. obstet. Soc. Lond., (1861), 3, 356-67, 1862.


Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY
  • 6057

Clinical notes on uterine surgery, with reference to the management of the sterile condition.

London: R. Hardwicke, 1866.

A revolutionary and controversial work, written in Paris while Sims was in voluntary exile because of the U.S. Civil War, and first serialized in Lancet 2 (1864) and 1 (1865). Includes, pp. 16-18, the description of Sims’s duck-billed speculum. Also includes important and pioneering work on the treatment of infertility, including analysis of the conditions essential to conception, and record of a successful artificial insemination. American edition, N.Y., 1866.



Subjects: EMBRYOLOGY › Infertility, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY
  • 3625

Remarks on cholecystotomy in dropsy of the gall-bladder.

Brit. med. J., 1, 811-15, 1878.

Sims’ operation of cholecystotomy.



Subjects: HEPATOLOGY › Diseases of the Liver