In the northeast of Georgia, the college town of Athens celebrates the football prowess of its University of Georgia’s Bulldogs. After visiting Sanford Stadium, home turf of the Bulldogs, interested fans can cross East Campus Road and hike into Oconee Hill Cemetery. There they can find the grave of the physician-anesthetist and pharmacist Crawford Williamson Long, M.D. (1815 to 1878). Dr. Long etherized James Venable in 1842. One hundred years later, the University of Georgia Bulldogs won the national football championship in 1942. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)

In the northeast of Georgia, the college town of Athens celebrates the football prowess of its University of Georgia’s Bulldogs. After visiting Sanford Stadium, home turf of the Bulldogs, interested fans can cross East Campus Road and hike into Oconee Hill Cemetery. There they can find the grave of the physician-anesthetist and pharmacist Crawford Williamson Long, M.D. (1815 to 1878). Dr. Long etherized James Venable in 1842. One hundred years later, the University of Georgia Bulldogs won the national football championship in 1942. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)

George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Honorary Curator and Laureate of the History of Anesthesia, Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.