Danielsville in Madison County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Crawford W Long M D
Discoverer of the use of sulphuric ether as an anaesthetic in surgery on March 30, 1842 at Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia, U.S.A.
Born at Danielsville, Georgia Nov. 1, 1815
Died at Athens, Georgia June 16, 1878
“My profession is to me a ministry from God”
Erected by the State of Georgia
Eugene Talmadge, Governor
L.M. Smith, Chairman
Mrs. Helen Williams Coxon, Sec’y
Mrs. T.W. Reed
L.G. Hardman, Jr.
W.H. Compton, Commissioner
Erected by State of Georgia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is March 30, 1842.
Location. 34° 7.469′ N, 83° 13.267′ W. Marker is in Danielsville, Georgia, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of General Daniels Avenue (U.S. 29) and Madison Street, in the median on General Daniels Avenue. The monument stands on the south side Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danielsville GA 30633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford W. Long (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison County (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawford Long Birthsite (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bartram Trail (approx. 6 miles away); Lt. Col. Lemuel Penn and the Civil Rights Act (approx. 8.1 miles away); Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 10.7 miles away); Howard's Covered Bridge (approx. 10.8 miles away); Watson Mill Bridge (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danielsville.
Regarding Crawford W Long M D. Another statue of Dr. Crawford Long, one of two representing the State of Georgia, stands in the National Statuary Collection in the United States Capitol.
Also see . . .
1. Crawford Long. 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 (Submitted on October 26, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Find-a-Grave Entry for Crawford Williamson Long. Medical Pioneer. On March 30, 1842, he became the first physician to use ether as an anesthetic during an operation. (Submitted on October 26, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Crawford W. Long Museum. The Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson, Georgia, provides educational exhibits about the life and career of Dr. Crawford W. Long, the physician who, on March 30, 1842 first used ether for surgical anesthesia. (Submitted on October 26, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 73 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week March 28, 2021. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 4. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 28, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 9. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.