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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alban Gilpin Smith Goldsmith

1795 - 1876

 
 
Alban Gilpin Smith Goldsmith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
1. Alban Gilpin Smith Goldsmith Marker
Inscription.  Native of Delaware. Trained in medicine and surgery under E. McDowell, lived in this house 1825-30. He performed the 3rd ovariotomy in the U.S. (1823), was the first to perform laminectomy (1829), and was an innovative contributor to urologic surgery. Professor of Chemistry (1823-32); Professor of Surgery Medical College of Ohio (Cinc. 1833-37), and College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York (1837-39). In 1833 he obtained the first charter for the Louisville Medical Institute, friend and patron of numerous artists and sculptors in American, he was perhaps a miniaturist himself. Dr. Smith and his wife, Taliaferro Middleton, had 3 sons, 2 of whom became physicians.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 37° 38.683′ N, 84° 46.248′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is at the intersection of South Second Street and East Walnut Street, on the left when traveling south on South Second Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville KY 40422, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
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Dr. Ephraim McDowell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephraim McDowell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Log Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) (within shouting distance of this marker); First USCT Recruits at Camp Nelson (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Shelby (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .  Alban Gilpin Smith(Alban Goldsmith), M.D. (Submitted on August 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Alban Gilpin Smith Goldsmith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. Alban Gilpin Smith Goldsmith Marker
Alban Gilpin Smith Goldsmith House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. Alban Gilpin Smith Goldsmith House
Alban Gilpin Smith Goldsmith House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
4. Alban Gilpin Smith Goldsmith House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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