Crawford Long

Crawford Long

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Crawford Williamson Long (November 1, 1815 - June 16, 1878) was an American surgeon and pharmacist best known for his first use of inhaled diethyl ether as an anesthetic. Although his work was unknown outside a small circle of colleagues for several years, he is now recognized as the first physician to have administered ether anesthesia for surgery. Long was born in Danielsville, Madison County, Georgia. He received his M.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1839. After observing the same physiological effects with diethyl ether ("ether") that Humphry Davy had described for nitrous oxide in 1800, Long used ether for the first time on March 30, 1842 to remove a tumor from the neck of a patient, James M. Venable, in Jefferson, Georgia.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135772015
  • 9786135772012