Crawford Long notes on remedy for poisonous insect bites
Identifier: MSS 2/093
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Holograph item describing case which Crawford W. Long treated on 20 May 1847 at Jefferson, Ga., in which child experienced stomach pains, difficulty breathing, and muscle spasms following insect bite. Long treated the child with tincture opii, Hoffman’s anodyne, and aqua ammonia. Typed transcript by Richard A. Kern included.
- Long, Crawford Williamson (Person)
Biographical / Historical
Crawford Williamson Long, surgeon and anesthetist, was born on 1 Nov. 1815 in Danielsville, Ga. He married Caroline Swain in 1842. Long died on 16 June 1878. Long received an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1839. After practicing medicine in New York, he removed to Jefferson, Ga., in 1841. In 1842, Long used sulphuric ether during the surgical removal of a tumor but, though he continued to use ether in operations during the next few years, did not publish his results until 1849. From 1850 to 1858, he practiced in Athens, Ga.
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