Long, Crawford Williamson, 1815-1878

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Dates:
Birth 1815-11-01
Death 1878-06-16

Biographical notes:

Crawford Long, a Georgia native, received his education at Franklin College (University of Georgia). He completed his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania in 1839. After a short time in New York, Dr. Long returned to Georgia and spent his entire career there as a physician and surgeon. He is credited with performing the first operation with ether anesthesia on Mar. 30, 1842.

From the guide to the The first patient to whom Crawford Williamson Long administered s[ulphuric] ether, c.1854-1910, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)

Jefferson (Jackson Co.), Ga. resident.

From the description of Papers, 1849-1853. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36200149

Crawford Long, a Georgia native, received his education at Franklin College (University of Georgia). He completed his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania in 1839. After a short time in New York, Dr. Long returned to Georgia and spent his entire career there as a physician and surgeon. He is credited with performing the first operation with ether anesthesia was performed by Long on Mar. 30, 1842.

From the description of The first patient to whom Crawford Williamson Long administered s[ulphuric] ether, [ca. 1854?]. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14312451

Physician of Georgia, one of the first to use ether as an anaesthetic.

From the description of Papers, 1870-1933. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35160894

Physician, anesthetist, and surgeon.

From the description of Papers of Crawford Williamson Long, 1837-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79194282

Crawford W. Long was born in 1815 in Danielsville, Ga. He attended the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. In 1841 Long returned to Georgia to practice medicine in Jefferson, Ga. In 1842 he used sulphuric ether as an anesthetic during an operation. Long used this treatment for the next four years, however, he failed to report his findings to the medical community at large.

From the description of Papers, 1822-1951. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 30612009

M.D., U. of Pennsylvania,(1839); entire career practiced in Athens, Ga; credited with the discovery and use of the anesthetic properties of sulphuric ether for surgical operations.

From the description of Scrapbook, 1842-1939. (University of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122480062

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Subjects:

  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)--Case Reports
  • Medicine--Practice--History--19th century
  • Case Reports
  • Ether, Ethyl--therapeutic use--Case Reports
  • Surgery
  • Ether
  • Anesthesia
  • Ether, Ethyl--therapeutic use
  • Ether--History--19th century

Occupations:

  • Physicians
  • Scientists
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists

Places:

  • Atlanta (Ga.) (as recorded)