Essay about Crawford Long: Discovery of Anesthesia

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There are many people in this world that have affected the medical field. Some invented places, supplies, and medicine. However, there is a certain man who created a medicine that would prevent pain while in surgery. Crawford Long discovered anesthesia. Anesthesia is insensitivity to pain, especially as artificially induced by the administration of gases or the injection of drugs before surgical operations. Crawford Long was born on November 1, 1815, in Danielsville, Georgia, to James and Elizabeth Long. He had four sibling; two sisters and a brother. In elementary, Crawford attended many local schools until he was fourteen. When he turned fourteen, he became interested in college. At this age, he was enrolled at the College of Georgia’s …show more content…
There are many people in this world that have affected the medical field. Some invented places, supplies, and medicine. However, there is a certain man who created a medicine that would prevent pain while in surgery. Crawford Long discovered anesthesia. Anesthesia is insensitivity to pain, especially as artificially induced by the administration of gases or the injection of drugs before surgical operations. Crawford Long was born on November 1, 1815, in Danielsville, Georgia, to James and Elizabeth Long. He had four sibling; two sisters and a brother. In elementary, Crawford attended many local schools until he was fourteen. When he turned fourteen, he became interested in college. At this age, he was enrolled at the College of Georgia’s Franklin College (University of Georgia) where he earned his A.M. degree in 1835 (Madden, 2012). Once he graduated from University of Georgia with his A.M. degree, he started attending the University of Pennsylvania and studied medicine. He received his Physicians degree in the year of 1839. Between the years of 1835 and 1843, Long had earned his A.M. degree, his Physicians degree, and became an American surgeon and a pharmacist (Boland, 1950). Later on in life, Crawford married a woman by the name of Caroline Swain. In 1850, months after the occasion, the two lovers moved into a house next to his office with five children. The couple not only each other, but they also loved all five of their children plus the other seven that came
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