Mays Lick in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Childhood Home of Dr. Drake
Pioneer Doctor and Educator
Known as “Father of Medicine” in Cincinnati, Drake founded Medical College of Ohio, Medical Dept. of Cincinnati College and Cincinnati Eye Infirmary. Author of more than 700 articles and books of which his Principal Diseases of the Interior Valley of North America is a medical classic. This 40-year collection of data was monumental contribution to medical knowledge.
Erected 1978 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1828.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 31.161′ N, 83° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5047 Main St, Mayslick KY 41055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Last Raid (approx. 0.7 miles away); Charles Young Birthplace (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Last Raid (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan’s Last Raid (approx. 5.6 miles away); Simon Kenton Shrine (approx. 6.7 miles away); "Cane Brake" Visitor's Center (approx. 6.7 miles away); Joseph Desha (1768-1842) / Old Court-New Court Issue (approx. 6.7 miles away); Washington Baptist Church Cemetery / Washington Baptist Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Daniel Drake. “He mainly worked on the field of medicine but also advocated social reforms and contributed to geology, botany, and meteorology, and medical geology. He is considered a relevant figure in the history of medicine in the United States. Scholar Gert H. Brieger has called him ‘a heroic figure in American medicine’ whose fame is due to his writings, where he also tried to improve medical education and scientific research.” (Submitted on July 8, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.