Historic Markers Across Georgia



Crawford Long Birthsite



Marker ID: GHM 097-2
Location: Courthouse in Danielsville
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 34° 7.488    W 083° 13.284
  34.12480164    -83.2213974
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2WM
Crawford Long Birthsite Marker
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Text:

Dr. Crawford W. Long who first used ether as an anesthetic, in a surgical operation at Jefferson, Georgia, March 30, 1842, was born in a house that stands about 1 block from here. Dr. Long, born November 1, 1815, was barely 27 when he performed the famous operation on James Venable to remove a neck tumor. He attended Franklin College (U. of Ga.) obtaining his M.A. at 19. He roomed with ´Little Alec´ Stephens, future Vice President of the Confederacy. He received his M.D. at University of Pennsylvania in 1839 and moved to Jefferson in 1841. He died June 16, 1878 and is buried in Athens

GHM 097-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955



 

 

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