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McDowell House Museum, Danville

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  • Very interesting story of the doctor and his patient. Nice house and apothecary with all the medicines.  more »
  • Ephraim McDowell was a remarkable doctor for his time. No one had ever performed the type of surgery he did in pioneer days. Imagine removing a 22 pound tumor during the early 1800s. Now imagine the p...  more »
  • Ephraim McDowell's home has been preserved to show where he performed the first abdominal surgery to remove a 20 pound tumor from Mary Todd Crawford. His apothecary is attached and has been restored t...  more »
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  • Went to the museum yesterday and had a fantastic time! The guide was great and very knowledgeable about the history of the house and it's previous residents. Definitely opt for the story about the surgery itself, it was really interesting. It's located in Constitution Square, which is also neat to wander around and look at all the little historical tidbits.
  • Surgical museum is fantastic

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