In 1809 Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed the first successful removal of an ovarian tumor right here in Danville, KY! A lady named Jane Todd Crawford traveled 60 miles on horseback to have this surgery performed. 22.5 pounds of tumor was removed from her body and she went on to live 32 more years. McDowell House Museum is Dr. McDowell's former home and office. It is a National Historic Landmark. Please answer these questions and let us know how best to serve you.