Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

2 N. Grove St.
Boston, MA 02114- Map It
(617) 724-8009

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Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation is at 2 N. Grove St. at the entrance to the Massachusetts General Hospital campus. Two levels of interactive exhibits showcase 3 centuries of research and patient care at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the oldest and most respected hospitals in the nation. Named in honor of a longtime Mass General physician, the facility also features a portrait gallery and a rooftop garden. A small collection of artifacts is displayed at the historic Ether Dome, in the Bulfinch Building at 55 Fruit St. Between 1821 and 1868, more than 8,000 operations, including a landmark public demonstration in which inhaled ether was first successfully used as a surgical anesthetic, were performed at the surgical amphitheater. Guided tours are available.
Free.
Hours: Museum and Ether Dome Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 11-5, mid-Apr. to mid-Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 9-5, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm Ether Dome schedule.