George Washington Crile
NAME: George Washington Crile
BORN: November 11, 1864
COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: born...Chili, Ohio (Coshocton County)
graduated, Ohio Northern University
graduated, Wooster University Medical School
DIED: January 7, 1943
Crile was co-founder of the Cleveland Clinic.
He performed the first successful thyroid operation and the first successful direct blood transfusion for humans.
He also developed "Crile's Method," in which local and general anaesthesia are combined in sequence to eleviate fear and tension before an operation.