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Copyright 2012

Come visit the former home and office of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. Here on Christmas morning 1809, Dr. McDowell performed surgery on Jane Todd Crawford for the removal of an ovarian tumor. The ovarian tumor he removed from Mrs. Crawford weighed twenty-two and one-half pounds. The surgery was performed without benefit of anesthetic or antisepsis, neither of which was known to the medical profession at the time. Mrs. Crawford’s surgery was successful. She returned to her home in Green County twenty-five days after the operation and lived another thirty-two years. This was the first successful removal of an ovarian tumor in the world.

The museum is furnished and features a wonderful collection of antiques including early medical equipment. 

The McDowell House is a National Historic Landmark.

 


McDowell House will close at 12 on New Year’s Eve (please arrive by 11:30 for a tour). The gift shop will be open from 11-4.

The museum & gift shop will be completely closed on New Year’s Day.

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Telephone: 859.236.2804
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McDowell House Museum
125 South Second Street
Danville, KY 40422
 859-236-2804
mcdhse@kih.net

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