Friday's Get Up and Go destination is a town northeast of Atlanta in Jackson County. Jefferson is a 200-year-old community, the county seat, and was named for the third president of the United States.
It was there that a medical breakthrough was made on March 30, 1842 by a young doctor named Crawford W. Long. You can visit the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson and learn how the country doctor became the father of painless surgery by using ether as an anesthetic.
Some have called it America's greatest contribution to medicine. Dr. Long was even honored with a stamp in the famous American series.
The Crawford W. Long museum is located just off the town square and right now there are two special exhibits on display. They are the Doctors of Jefferson and Threads of War featuring garments and accessories from the Civil War.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
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