Fairlawn, ca. 1845

904 Broadway, Lexington, KY

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"Home of Dr. Benjamin W. Dudley from 1846 until 1870. Small white cottage to south purchased by Dr. Dudley, 1839, used for instruction in anatomy and surgery while on faculty of Transylvania Medical School. William T. Withers, a CSA Colonel, purchased Fairlawn, 1874. General U. S. Grant and King Kalakaua of Hawaii were entertained here. Presented by Lexington Surgical Society.

(Reverse) Dr. Benjamin Dudley - Eminent Kentucky surgeon and outstanding lithotomist of 19th century. Born Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, April 12, 1785. Died in Lexington, Ky., January 20, 1870. Dr. Dudley served as professor of anatomy and surgery at Transylvania Medical School, 1817-50. After retirement, practiced occasionally at Fairlawn. Presented by Lexington Surgical Society."

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  • April 26, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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