Activists Demand Removal of Monument to Doctor Who Experimented on Slaves

 The statue has stood at the corner of 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue since 1934. The statue has stood at the corner of 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue since 1934. View Full Caption

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EAST HARLEM — Protesters are demanding the city remove a statue in Central Park dedicated to a 19th century doctor who experimented on slaves — with one elected official comparing the controversial surgeon to Hitler. 

The monument was installed on Fifth Avenue and East 103rd Street in 1934 featuring Dr. J. Marion Sims, a surgeon who has been dubbed the “father of modern gynecology,” according to the Central Park Conservancy.

Between 1845 an 1849, he performed gynecological experiments on 12 slaves without anesthesia, experts say.

On Saturday, protesters

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