There is a commonly held yet erroneous belief, that James Marion Sims, the father of American gynecology, was first to close a vesico-vaginal fistula, similar entirely to the statement, that Captain James Cook discovered Australia. The history of both endeavors shows that the real story is very different and in the case of both these great men, there were many who went before them.
KeywordsBladder Neck Posterior Vaginal Wall Fetal Head Obstetric Fistula Historical Introduction
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