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Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Successful Surgery

 
 
Successful Surgery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
1. Successful Surgery Marker
Inscription. The first successful amputation of a leg at the hip joint in US. Done here by Dr. Walter Brashear in 1806 without any precedent to guide him. The patient was a seventeen-year-old boy whose leg had been badly mangled.

Dr. Brashear was born in 1776, came to Kentucky, 1784, and studied medicine under Dr. Frederick Ridgely of Lexington. He died in 1860.
 
Erected 1969 by The Kentucky Historical Society & The Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1282.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 48.566′ N, 85° 28.028′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on North 3rd Street (U.S. 31E/150), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the Northwest quadrant of the town square/circle, between North 3rd Street and West Stephen Foster Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North 3rd Street, Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benedict Joseph Flaget (a few steps from this marker); Confederates Here/Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat in Kentucky (a few steps from this marker); The Talbott Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named, 1784 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson County World War I, World War II, Korean War, & Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam 1969 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fitch Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 10, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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