1769, Jul 101842, Jul 13
the first American physician to perform a successful Caesarean section, which he performed on his own wife at the birth of their only child on January 14, 1794. He earned a B.A. Degree at Philadelphia College before apprenticing with Dr. Benjamin Rush and attending Medical School. In April 1791, he received the title Doctor of Medicine, at the same time he received his M. A. degree. Dr. Bennett married Miss Elizabeth Hogg in 1793 and settled in Rockingham County, Virginia, establishing his practice in a log cabin.
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01/13/1794-Dr. Jesse Bennett of Rockingham County VA, performs first successful Cesarean section operation on his wife
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