#1138 – 1959 4c Dr. Ephraim McDowell

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$0.60FREE with 150 points!
$0.60
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$0.20
$0.20
6 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM50730x34mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$3.50
$3.50
U.S. #1138
1959 4¢ Dr. Ephraim McDowell 
 
Issue Date: December 3, 1959
City: Danville, Kentucky
Quantity: 115,444,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations:  10 ½ x 11
Color: Rose lake
 
U.S. #1138 commemorates the 150th anniversary of Dr. Ephraim McDowell’s first successful operation of an ovarian tumor. In 1809, McDowell performed the operation on Jane Crawford in Danville, Kentucky. Other doctors had diagnosed her as being “beyond-term pregnant” – meaning they thought she was pregnant beyond the normal time period of 40 weeks. 
 
Upon examination, McDowell determined that Crawford had a tumor. He told her that an operation of this kind had never been performed before, and that it was considered impossible. She chose to proceed. In a 25-minute operation, Crawford successfully removed a tumor weighing over 22 pounds – without the use of anesthetics (which had not yet been discovered). Crawford lived for another 32 years.
Read More - Click Here


  • 2021 First-Class Forever Stamps - Star Wars Droids 2021 55¢ Star Wars Droids

    n 2021, the United States Postal Service released 10 new Forever stamps picturing Star Wars droids. The stamps were created to honor these characters and the positive influence they've had on people.  Order your set today.

    $10.95- $21.50
    BUY NOW
  • Major League Baseball In Stamps, Mint, Set of 5 Sheets, Grenada Major League Baseball Stamp Set
    Includes four mint stamp sheets. Each stamp features a portrait of the featured player, plus an action shot and team logo. Fun to own… and a terrific way to recall your memories of these baseball giants.  Act now and save $30.
    $19.95
    BUY NOW
  • 2001-11 Symbols of America, collection of 16 stamps 2001-11 Symbols of America, collection of 16 stamps
    Filling the gaps in your collection is easy with Mystic’s 2001-11 Symbols of America Set.  You’ll get 16 desirable stamps in one convenient step – saving you time and money. 
    $5.25- $17.50
    BUY NOW

U.S. #1138
1959 4¢ Dr. Ephraim McDowell 
 
Issue Date: December 3, 1959
City: Danville, Kentucky
Quantity: 115,444,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations:  10 ½ x 11
Color: Rose lake
 
U.S. #1138 commemorates the 150th anniversary of Dr. Ephraim McDowell’s first successful operation of an ovarian tumor. In 1809, McDowell performed the operation on Jane Crawford in Danville, Kentucky. Other doctors had diagnosed her as being “beyond-term pregnant” – meaning they thought she was pregnant beyond the normal time period of 40 weeks. 
 
Upon examination, McDowell determined that Crawford had a tumor. He told her that an operation of this kind had never been performed before, and that it was considered impossible. She chose to proceed. In a 25-minute operation, Crawford successfully removed a tumor weighing over 22 pounds – without the use of anesthetics (which had not yet been discovered). Crawford lived for another 32 years.