Plainfield in Coshocton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
George W. Crile, M. D.
(1864 - 1943)
A pioneering surgeon and medical researcher of the early twentieth century, Dr. George Washington Crile graduated from Wooster University Medical School in 1887 and joined the college as a professor, a teaching role he continued throughout his life. He served in the Spanish-American War as an Army surgeon and brought clinical advances to the battlefields of World War I. An innovator in the field of surgery, he contributed greatly to the understanding of the role of shock in surgical physiology, including novel techniques in nerve-block anesthesia and blood transfusion.
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Village of Plainfield, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Science & Medicine • War, Spanish-American • War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 40° 12.516′ N, 81° 43.213′ W. Marker is in Plainfield, Ohio, in Coshocton County. Marker is on Maple Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in center of park area between Maple and Church Streets, west of Linton. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plainfield OH 43836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plainfield Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Lafayette War Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); West Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department Centennial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Pennsylvania National Guard Troop Train Accident, September 1950Old Stone Fort (approx. 5.6 miles away); Koquechagachton (approx. 6.1 miles away); Newcomerstown Korean War Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Porteous Mound (approx. 7.9 miles away).
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