Crawford W. Long Lecture


2The Crawford Long Lecture is named in honor of Dr. Crawford Long, a Georgia native, who was the first physician to successfully use general anesthesia (ether) in a surgical procedure, on March 30, 1842.

The 2017 Crawford Long Lecture was given by 
George Mashour, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Neurosurgery
Executive Director of Translational Research
Office of Research Director, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)
Director, Center for Consciousness Science 
University of Michigan School of Medicine

The title of his talk was "Consciousness and the Dying Brain". He described his work on the neurophysiology of consciousness, the interesting cross-cultural similarities of near-death experiences, and his research with animal models focused on examining intense neuronal discharges occuring at or near the moment of death. The talk was attended by students, residents, fellows, and other trainees as well as faculty from diverse fields such as anesthesiology, neuroscience, philosophy, and biomedical engineering.