Plainfield in Coshocton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
George W. Crile, M. D.
(1864 - 1943)
George Washington Crile was born in 1864 at Chili, in Crawford Township, Coshocton County. Before embarking on his notable medical career, he graduated from Northwestern Ohio Normal School (now Ohio Northern University) at Ada, teaching for two years before becoming principal at Plainfield School. Crile first studied medicine under village physician Dr. A.E. Walker, who loaned him medical books and took him on calls to visit rural patients. Later in life Crile credited his early experience in education in Plainfield as one of the most influential points in his career.
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. In 1921 he co-founded the Cleveland Clinic, serving as chief surgeon and president of the internationally acclaimed medical facility to
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Village of Plainfield, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-16.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in center of park area between Maple and Church Streets, west of Linton. Marker is in this post office area: Plainfield OH 43836, United States of America.
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 1950 (approx. 5 miles away); Old Stone Fort (approx. 5.6 miles away); Koquechagachton (approx. 6.1 miles away); Newcomerstown Korean War Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Broadhead Massacre (approx. 8 miles away).
Categories. • Education • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine • War, Spanish-American • War, World I •
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