Douglas Haynes: The Ephraim McDowell Gavel, 1976

Scope and Content

Correspondence of the RCOG President, Sir John Dewhurst, and Dr Douglas Haynes of Kentucky, relating to the origins of a wooden gavel presented to the College by Honorary Fellow, Emil Novak, including facsimiles and accompanying booklet of letters written by Ephraim McDowell, the pioneering American medic, including details of the first successful ovariotomy (1809).

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Acquisition Information

The original of this letter, together with a further letter, were transferred to the Archive by the College Administration Department in 2001.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Penny Hutchins, College Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the estates of the authors until 70 years after their death.

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