Kentucky Dr. Ephraim McDowell didn’t fear the impossible.
On Monday, the good doctor and surgeon — who reached fame during the 1800s — shared his tale of removing a 22-pound tumor with members of the Henry County Historical Society.
Played by Henry Dowell for Kentucky Chataqua, McDowell recounts a life-or-death surgery performed in Danville before the invention of anesthesia in what was the world’s first recorded ovariotomy.
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