Successful Surgery

Successful Surgery (HM1ESV)

Location: Bardstown, KY 40004 Nelson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.566', W 85° 28.028'

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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.

Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1282
Year Placed1969
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society & The Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 634933 N 4185778
Decimal Degrees37.80943333, -85.46713333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.566', W 85° 28.028'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 33.96" N, 85° 28' 1.68" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1779 Court Square, Bardstown KY 40004, US
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