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McDowell

[ muhk-dou-uhl ]
/ məkˈdaʊ əl /
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noun

Ephraim, 1771–1830, U.S. surgeon.
Irvin, 1818–85, Union general in the American Civil War.

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McDowell
[ mək-douəl ]
Ephraim 1771-1830

American surgeon who performed (1809) the first recorded ovariotomy.
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