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Hartford in Ohio County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Early Surgery

 
 
Early Surgery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Early Surgery Marker
Inscription.  The first known successful removal of an entire collarbone, performed in 1813, by Dr. Charles McCreery. The patient, a 14-year-old boy, “made a complete recovery with perfect use of his arm, living past middle age.” Dr. McCreery was born, 1785, trained under Dr. John Goodlett of Bardstown, settled in Hartford about 1807, the area's first real doctor. He died in 1826.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1267.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 26.953′ N, 86° 54.508′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Marker is on Mulberry Street just south of West Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of Ohio County Historical Society Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Mulberry Street, Hartford KY 42347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Man of Courage (a few steps from this marker); Rev. William Downs
Early Surgery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Early Surgery Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Famous Kentucky Artist (a few steps from this marker); Richard Parks Bland (a few steps from this marker); John C. Thomas House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio County World Wars Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Named, 1798 (about 500 feet away); Courthouse Burned (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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