George Washington Crile

NAME: George Washington Crile

BORN: November 11, 1864

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: born...Chili, Ohio (Coshocton County)

EDUCATION:

graduated, Ohio Northern University 
graduated, Wooster University Medical School

OCCUPATION: physician

DIED: January 7, 1943

FAST FACTS:

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.