First Successful Caesarean
Section in Indiana
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SITE OF FIRST SUCCESSFUL CAESAREAN
SECTION IN INDIANA
On the kitchen
table of this house, the morning of
November 6, 1880, Mrs. Luther Lucas, a
farmer's wife, was delivered of a
healthy infant son, after a mid-line
incision made by Dr.
Moses Baker, a pioneer
physician-surgeon of Stockwell.
Observed by six attending doctors
who refused responsibility for its
success or failure, it became the
first in Indiana
medical history in which both mother
and child lived.
Donated by Tippecanoe Medical
Erected by Tippecanoe County
in front of the old Baker residence
near Stockwell on U.S. 52.