Medicine: Life

The more alert of the Cleveland citizenry know that Dr. George Washington Crile is one of the great men of surgery. They know that his method of blocking nerves to prevent the shock of operations (anoci-association) is as great a landmark in medicine as the first application of anesthetics, that he has improved the method of transfusing blood; that he is a world authority on goiter, that at his Cleveland Clinic they may get a physical examination of scholarly exactitude. Very few know that he and his associates have performed 2,670 experiments...

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