Old Kentucky Tales S6, Ep1: The Father of Ovariotomy


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By WKMS, Brent Taylor, and Jason Donner. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Brent and Jason discuss famed doctor Ephraim McDowell who performed the first successful ovariotomy in 1809 with guest David Heflin adding some medical perspective to this amazing story of the pain and perseverance in frontier medicine from McDowell's own detailed account. Pictured here is the statue in question during this fairly ridiculous episode. The Fake History Sponsor is 1920's Asper-Lax and we attempt to perform a scene from the TV show Cannon in a segment called the Great Unknown Kentuckian Acting Showcase. Share comments here or on Apple Podcasts, iTunes or NPROne. OKT is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.

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