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Near Fairfield in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Ephraim McDowell

The Father of Abdominal Surgery

 
 
Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
1. Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot
Dr. Ephraim McDowell
was born November 11, 1771

The Father of Abdominal Surgery

Beginning medical study in Staunton, Virginia, continuing it in Edinburgh, Scotland, he later received the honorary degree from the University of Maryland. Possessing the highest attributes of the physician and surgeon, he was a pioneer in work which he saved the lives of countless thousands.
 
Erected 1929 by the Medical Society of Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 52.068′ N, 79° 18.614′ W. Marker is near Fairfield, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is on North Lee Highway (U.S. 11), on the right. Touch for map. Located at a crossover on Route 11 alongside the McDowell's Grave (A-43) and the Red House and the McDowell Family (A-45) markers. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield VA 24435, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McDowell's Grave (here, next to this marker); Red House and the McDowell Family (here, next to this marker); Cherry Grove Estate (approx. mile away); Timber Ridge Church (approx. 3.1 miles
Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
2. Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker
away); Liberty Hall Academy (approx. 3.1 miles away); Birthplace of Sam Houston (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Sam Houston (approx. 3.2 miles away); Brownsburg (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
3. Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker
Shown between McDowell's Grave (A 43) and Red House and the McDowell Family (A 45) markers
Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
4. Dr. Ephraim McDowell Marker
Looking west at field behind marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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