Stamptuary Hall: Crawford W. Long

Between discovering the medical benefits of anesthetic drugs after using them for recreation and dying of heart failure after helping a woman deliver a baby, Dr. Crawford Long led an interesting life. He has been honored on a stamp and as a statue currently located in the Crypt of the Capitol.  The Crypt statues are from the 13 original colonies; Crawford Long’s is from Georgia.

Crawford Long


About Laura

Paralegal with Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education, frequent museum visitor, based in Washington, DC. I care about what museums can do, both in terms of public offerings and internal practices, to make the world a better place. I blog about museum education ("informed"), the social work of museums ("humane"), and visitor experience ("citizenry").
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