|  Share | Cite

Crawford Williamson Long

Long, Crawford Williamson, 1815–78, American physician, b. Danielsville, Ga., M.D. Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1839. He practiced in Jefferson, Ga. In 1842 he excised a tumor of the neck using ether anesthesia, but this was not made public until after the demonstration by W. T. G. Morton in Boston in 1846.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Crawford Williamson Long from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Medicine: Biographies