Jane Todd Crawford

Jane Todd Crawford (HMLH9)

Location: Lexington, VA 24450
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.507', W 79° 28.383'

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Jane Todd, pioneer heroine of abdominal surgery, was born 12-23-1763 just west of here across Whistle Creek near Todd's Mill. She married Thomas Crawford in 1794. In 1809 she rode 60 Mi. on horseback to the home of Dr. Ephraim McDowell in Danville, Kentucky., where she underwent the worlds first ovariotomy. The ordeal lasted 25-min., without anesthesia. She recovered, lived 32 more years and died near Graysville, Indiana. The restored McDowell home is a surgical shrine.

Erected 1974 by the Woman's Aux. to the So. Med. Assn.
HM NumberHMLH9
Year Placed1974
Placed ByWoman's Auxillary to the Southern Medical Association
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 634414 N 4185660
Decimal Degrees37.80845000, -79.47305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.507', W 79° 28.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 30.42" N, 79° 28' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34 W Midland Trail, Lexington VA 24450, US
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