- •On March 30, 1842, Crawford W. Long administered sulfuric ether to James M. Venable for surgery on his neck.
- •MCG founding Faculty may have influenced Crawford Long and his publication of his experience using ether for surgical anesthesia.
- •Several events in history occurred that may help us understand why Crawford Long delayed his publication.
- •It is possible that, while living, Crawford Long would have been recognized for the first use of ether for surgical anesthesia.
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Proceedings of the Medical College of Georgia 4 (April 1954): 7 See also: “First Recorded Deliberate Thoracotomy 1821”, MCG Library Special Collections, Augusta, GA.
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- An account of the first use of Sulfuric Ether by inhalation as an Anaethetic in Surgical Operations.South Med Surg J. 1849; 5
Medical College of Georgia Minutes of the faculty. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Libraries; 1845.
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