Saturday, September 16, 2006

Ovariotomy

Dr. Ephraim McDowell is a local hero of Danville. In 1809 he performed the world's first successful ovariotomy. The local hospital is named for him. His office is preserved as a museum.

I was out with Mrs. Gruntled and Daughter #2 the other day when we saw a woman we know coming out of the McDowell House Museum holding her abdomen.

"That's odd," said I.
"Very odd."
"Oh, very odd to me."

3 comments:

Walrus said...

*GROAN*

Although, truth be told, I always appreciate a good pun...

Anonymous said...

Ovariotomy, what will you leave us NEXT time?

Gruntled said...

Oh, if you encyst ...