The Central Park statue of Dr. James Marion Sims is pictured along 5th Ave in the Manhattan borough of New York, March 20, 2014.(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)
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A bronze statue of a 19th century doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women was removed from Central Park Tuesday.New York City's Public Design Commission voted Monday to accept a mayoral panel's recommendation to remove the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims for relocation to Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, where Sims is buried, accompanied by signage with historical context.Dr. Bernadith Russell, a gynecologist, emotionally embraced a friend as they watched the statue being removed.
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