Crawford Williamson Long

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Crawford Williamson Long (1815-1878) was a Georgia surgeon who on 30th March, 1842 removed a small tumour from the neck of James Venable using ether[1]. This was not published until 1849[2]. By then, in 1846 the use of ether was documented and widely accepted. One of Longs problems was that some thought he was engaging in witchcraft.