Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830/McDowell-Crawford Surgery

Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830/McDowell-Crawford Surgery (HMYAB)

Location: Danville, KY 40422 Boyle County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 38.767', W 84° 46.704'

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Burial site of Ephraim McDowell, the "father of modern surgery." His family moved here from Va. in 1784. He studied medicine in Va. and Scotland before practicing in Danville. In 1802, he married Sarah Shelby, dau. of Ky.'s first gov. Was also a founder & early trustee of Centre College. Over.
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McDowell-Crawford Surgery- Dec. 25, 1809, McDowell performed world's 1st successful abdominal operation when he took a 22-pound ovarian cyst from Jane Todd Crawford of Green County. With no anesthesia, she sang hymns during the ordeal. She recovered in 25 days & lived until 1842. McDowell died in 1830 and is buried in the Presbyterian churchyard. Over.Presented by Ephraim McDowell Health
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2281
Year Placed2008
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 695996 N 4168873
Decimal Degrees37.64611667, -84.77840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.767', W 84° 46.704'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 46.02" N, 84° 46' 42.24" W
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Area Code(s)859, 606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-640 W Main St, Danville KY 40422, US
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