4c Ephraim McDowell single
This Dr. Ephraim McDowell Issue stamp features a portrait of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. He was born in Colony of Virginia in 1771. His father, Samuel McDowell, presided over the conventions that resulted in the drafting of the Kentucky constitution, which helped the territory gain independence from Virginia and become a state. The stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first successful ovarian operation in the United States, in which he removed a twenty pound ovarian tumor. It was performed by Dr. McDowell in Danville, Kentucky in 1809.
United States; Virginia; Kentucky; Scotland; Dr. Ephraim McDowell; doctor; medicine; surgeon; surgery; cancer; tumor; ovarian; operation; portrait