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Mays Lick in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Childhood Home of Dr. Drake

Pioneer Doctor and Educator

 
 
Childhood Home of Dr. Drake Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
1. Childhood Home of Dr. Drake Marker, side one
Inscription.  Dr. Daniel Drake (1785-1852) came to May’s Lick with his parents at the age of two. He described this area in Pioneer Life in Kentucky. After studying medicine with Dr. William Goforth (Cincinnati), he was first resident doctor of May’s Lick. Drake was professor at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; Louisville Medical Institute; and Transylvania Univ. Medical Dept.

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° 
Childhood Home of Dr. Drake Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
2. Childhood Home of Dr. Drake Marker, side two
50.478′ W. Marker is in Mays Lick, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is on Main Street (Kentucky Route 2517) north of Raymond Road (Route 324), on the left when traveling north. 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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Childhood Home of Dr. Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
3. Childhood Home of Dr. Drake Marker
This view is south towards intersection with Raymond Road at stop sign.
Arts, Letters, MusicScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
Drake-Roff House, Childhood Home of Dr. Drake image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
4. Drake-Roff House, Childhood Home of Dr. Drake
View is from the historical marker. The metal sign on the lawn is a highway directional marker pointing the way to the right (north) for Zanesville and Maysville, to the left for Lexington, and in either direction for Nashville and Florence.
Drake-Roff House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
5. Drake-Roff House
Sign reads, “Drake-Roff. Built by Abraham Drake ca. 1792 as a home and tavern. Owned today by the relatives of the original builder.”
Daniel Drake, American Physician image. Click for full size.
Engraved by A. H. Ritche.
6. Daniel Drake, American Physician
In the collection of the National Library of Medicine.
 

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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.
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