Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey — Black History Month

Today, we recognize Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey, the mothers of modern gynecology. These three women were used by J. Marion Sims to refine his surgical practice of repairing vesicovaginal fistula, a condition that can occur during traumatic child birth. These three women endured nearly 100 surgeries between them. Anarcha suffering through 30 of them, without …