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Jane Todd Crawford - Graysville, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 08.092 W 087° 32.442
16S E 453268 N 4331882
Quick Description: Indiana Historical Marker, a monument at grave site...and tomsbstone
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 3/27/2019 3:41:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM109JN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
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Long Description:

County of marker: Sullivan County
Marker Erected by: The Woman's Auxiliary to the Southern Medical Association
Location: IN-63, Johnson Cemetery, 1 mile N. of Graysville

Marker Text:

GRAVE OF JANE TODD CRAWFORD
Pioneer Heroine of Abdominal Surgery
Jane Todd was born in Virginia in 1763. In 1805 she and her husband, Thomas Crawford, moved to Green County, Ky. Suffering from a huge abdominal tumor, she rode 60 miles to Danville, Ky., to submit to an operation never before performed. On December 25, 1809, Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed this, the first ovariotomy, in his home. The ordeal lasted 25 minutes. There was no anesthesia. Mrs. Crawford recovered completely. Years later she came to Graysville to live with her son, Thomas, a Presbyterian minister. She died in 1842 at age 78. She is buried here. The restored McDowell home in Danville is a surgical shrine.

Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

Location: Cemetery, not tombstone, but monuments

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