Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830/McDowell-Crawford Surgery
Presented by Ephraim McDowell Health
McDowell-Crawford Surgery- Dec. 25, 1809, McDowell performed world’s 1st successful abdominal operation when he took a 22-pound ovarian cyst from Jane Todd Crawford of Green County. With no anesthesia, she sang hymns during the ordeal. She recovered in 25 days & lived until 1842. McDowell died in 1830 and is buried in the Presbyterian churchyard. Over. Presented by Ephraim McDowell Health
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2281.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 38.767′ N, 84° 46.704′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on West Main Street east of College Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. In front of McDowell Park and burial site,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephraim McDowell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Ephraim McDowell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walker Daniel (approx. 0.4 miles away); First USCT Recruits at Camp Nelson (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Gill Weisiger Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
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