Crawford Long

1815 - 1878

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Crawford Williamson Long (November 1, 1815 – June 16, 1878) was an American surgeon and pharmacist best known for his first use of inhaled sulfuric ether as an anesthetic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Crawford Long has received more than 172,730 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Crawford Long is the 319th most popular physician (up from 340th in 2019), the 2,967th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,148th in 2019) and the 39th most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, Crawford Long ranks 319 out of 509Before him are James Curtis Hepburn, Carlos Chagas, Michael Maier, Johann Christian Reil, Mehriban Aliyeva, and Victor Babeș. After him are Franciscus Donders, George Huntington, Titus Brandsma, Olof Rudbeck the Younger, James Braid, and Eugene Botkin.

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Among people born in 1815, Crawford Long ranks 32Before him are Horace Wells, Eugène Marin Labiche, Andrew Graham, Robert Remak, James Curtis Hepburn, and George Meade. After him are Alexander von Middendorff, Alphonse Beau de Rochas, Temistocle Solera, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, John A. Macdonald, and James Legge. Among people deceased in 1878, Crawford Long ranks 30Before him are John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Mariam Baouardy, Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier, Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, Mindon Min, and Anna Sewell. After him are Temistocle Solera, Karl Gutzkow, Đura Jakšić, Josip Runjanin, George Cruikshank, and Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Crawford Long ranks 2,967 out of 15,968Before him are R. Budd Dwyer (1939), Moondog (1916), Michael Graves (1934), Rufus Wainwright (1973), Raymond Leo Burke (1948), and Horace Silver (1928). After him are Kathryn Joosten (1939), Lisa Niemi (1956), Scotty Moore (1931), Billy Gibbons (1949), Clark Gregg (1962), and Gregg Popovich (1949).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Crawford Long ranks 39Before him are Richard Axel (1946), Michael DeBakey (1908), Harvey Cushing (1869), Robert Lefkowitz (1943), Horace Wells (1815), and James Curtis Hepburn (1815). After him are George Huntington (1850), William Stewart Halsted (1852), Fernando J. Corbató (1926), Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884), Gregg L. Semenza (1956), and Charles Best (1899).