Papers of Crawford Williamson Long, 1837-1930.


Papers of Crawford Williamson Long, 1837-1930.

Correspondence, legal documents, speeches, photos, and printed matter. Interest centers in documentary evidence, including affidavits, attesting to the first use of ether as a surgical anesthetic, in an operation performed by Long in 1842. Contains descriptions of operations, and letters from physicians, including Landon B. Edwards, David Cerna, Paluel J. Flagg, William J. Mayo, James Marion Sims, Allen J. Smith, Henri S. Stuart, and Hugh H. Young.

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Mayo, William James, 1861-1939 (person)

Graduate of University of Michigan Medical School. From the description of William James Mayo papers, 1937. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418409 ...

Young, Hugh H., 1870-1945 (person)

Smith, Allen John, 1863-1926 (person)

Stuart, Henri, 1844 or 1845-1891 (person)

Flagg, Paluel J. (Paluel Joseph), 1886-1970 (person)

Cerna, David. (person)

Long, Crawford Williamson, 1815-1878 (person)

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...

Sims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883 (person)

James Marion Sims (1813-1883) was a surgeon and gynecologist who conducted experimental surgical procedures on enslaved women during the 1840s in Alabama. He later played a role in founding the Woman's Hospital (now a division of St. Luke's Hospital) in New York, N.Y. From the guide to the J. Marion Sims Papers, 1835-1884, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) From the description of J. Marion Sims Letters. 1858-1859; 188...

Edwards, Landon Brame, 1845-1910. (person)