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Dr. Jessee Bennett--1769-1842 A-59 | Marker History

Dr. Jessee Bennett–1769-1842 Marker, A-59

Near Edom, Virginia, on January 14, 1794, in a heroic effort to save his wife, Elizabeth, and child, Dr. Jessee Bennett performed the first successful Caesarian section and oophorectomy to be done in America.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1983
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Rockingham County
Physical Description of Location: Harpine Highway (Route 42), Linville, VA 22834, at intersection of Harpine Highway and Jesse Bennett Way.
GPS Location: 38.5228147270,-78.8619606290
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