George Washington Crile

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George Washington Crile
Born 11 November 1864(1864-11-11)
Chili, Ohio
Died 7 January 1943 (78)
Cleveland, Ohio
Alma mater Wooster Medical College; Ohio Northern University
Affiliations Cleveland Clinic

George Washington Crile (November 11, 1864 - January 7, 1943) was an American physician and surgeon, recognized as the first to have succeeded in a direct blood transfusion and as developer of balanced anaesthesia, a technique to prevent shock during surgery. In his later writings (with Amy Rowland), Crile proposed that the autonomic nervous system and the endocrine glands are regulators of energy within the body, and that many diseases are caused by an excess or imbalance of vital energy.

Selected Bibliography

  • Crile, George W.; Rowland, Amy F. (1926), The Bipolar Theory of Living Processes, New York: The Macmillan Company 
  • Crile, George W.; Rowland, Amy F. (1936), The Phenomena of Life: A Radio-Electric Interpretation, New York: W. W. Norton