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Doctor's Day Recognition

by Amber Donovan
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 02:00 pm

(Titusville, March 28, 2014) Titusville Area Hospital is proud to celebrate national Doctor's Day, March 30th, to recognize their medical staff's commitment to patients, excellence in medical care and ongoing service to the community.  Quality health care delivered with compassion, personal attention and respect is what we at Titusville Area Hospital pride ourselves on offering to patients in our care.  It's a goal that hasn't changed since our founding in 1900. 

Doctor's Day is set aside annually to recognize the contributions of those who dedicate their careers to the care of their patients and the advancement of medicine.  The day was selected because it was on that day in the year 1842 that Dr. Crawford W. Long was the first to use ether anesthesia in surgery.  Dr. Long had ties to the Commonwealth and the state's medical community.  His grandfather, Captain Samuel Long, was a former resident of Carlisle and served in the Revolutionary War in the Army of General George Washington.   Captain Long later moved to Georgia which is where his grandson, Crawford, was born.  Dr. Crawford Long was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine class of 1839.