Jefferson, Georgia: First Anesthesia Doctor Mural

In 1842, Dr. Crawford Long first used anesthesia to knock out a surgical patient. A mural and a museum remember his achievements.

Crawford W. Long Museum

28 College St., Jefferson, GA
NE of Atlanta, I-85N Exit 137, right on US Hwy 129 south 5 miles, left on GA Hwy 11 North 1.6 miles to town square.
Tu-F 10-5, Sa 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Cyst operation mural.

First Anesthesia Doctor

I passed through town before the museum opened, but the anesthesia mural is visible from the street. The mural is excellent - a combination of bright colors, dramatic expressions, and a grotesque cyst.

[Jeff, 08/27/2011]

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