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McDowell, Ephraim

McDowell, Ephraim məkdoul´, –dou´əl [key], 1771–1830, American pioneer surgeon, b. Virginia. He studied with the Scottish surgeon John Bell in Edinburgh and practiced in Danville, Ky. He was noted especially for his success in lithotomy, and in 1809 he made surgical history by performing the first ovariotomy.

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