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Students Tour Historic Medical Museum

Sep 29, 2014

Students in instructor Jennifer Lyon’s Medical Office Procedures class at the Danville, Kentucky Campus recently visited the Dr. Ephraim McDowell House Museum and Apothecary Shop.  Dr. McDowell performed the first surgery in Kentucky in his office on Christmas morning in 1809, successfully removing a twenty two pound ovarian tumor without anesthetic or antisepsis.

During the field trip, the students learned about the history of medicine and they were able to see medical instruments used during the time period.

“The trip was a great experience,” said medical assisting student Jessica Pike. “It was interesting learning about how the McDowell family came to live in Danville, how they practiced medicine out of their home, and how medical treatment was done in the 19th Century.”

“It was a great tour and an informative and interesting lesson in medicine and history,” added medical assisting student Melanie Caulder.

Danville, Kentucky Campus students (l) to (r): Jessica Pike, Kathy Wooten, Melanie Caulder & Mary Adams are pictured at the Ephraim McDowell House Museum.

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