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Dr. Ephraim McDowell

 
 
Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
1. Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker
Inscription.  1st non-lethal ovariotomy 1809. Removed 22 lb tumor no anesthetic
 
Erected by Rockbridge Historical Society. (Marker Number 31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Lexington, Righteous and Rascals of Rockbridge series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
 
Location. 37° 47.12′ N, 79° 26.493′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on North Main Street (Business U.S. 11) just north of West Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 N Main St, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. John Lejeune (a few steps from this marker); Gen. George S. Patton (a few steps from this marker); Frank Padget (a few steps from this marker); The Jacob Ruff House, ca. 1829 (within shouting distance of this marker); Willson-Walker House, ca. 1820 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dold Building, ca. 1820
Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
2. Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Gen. L.B. Puller (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson 1824-1863 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Additional keywords. reproductive health
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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