McDowell House Museum and Apothecary

125 S 2nd St

(859) 236-2804

Dr. Ephraim McDowell made medical history here on Christmas morning of 1809, when he performed the first successful ovarian tumor removal in history, earning the title of “The Father of Abdominal Surgery.” Today, a guided tour of the house and grounds documents the skill and innovation of medical pioneers (and the bravery of their patients!) at that time.

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