In October 16, 1846, in an operating theater at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. William T.G. Morton performed a startling public demonstration.
The history of the Bone Density Center at Massachusetts General Hospital encompasses major technological innovations that have improved the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and other generalized bone diseases.
In the 1930's, Mass General played a key leadership role in the development of hospital-based pastoral care. In 1934 the nationally first Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program in a general hospital setting was offered at the MGH.
The Children’s Medical Service at Massachusetts General Hospital was founded in 1910. Today MassGeneral Hospital for Children is a full-service pediatric hospital.
The early history of the Massachusetts General Hospital is reviewed with emphasis on the development of neurological surgery.
The Mass General Nursing photo essay is designed to capture, preserve and reflect on the evolution of nursing at MGH from 1821 through the 1960s.
The rich history of pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital goes back to soon after the founding of the hospital in 1811, when limited autopsies were done by physicians and surgeons.
Medicine and photography joined hands at Mass General more than 125 years ago. Pictures then were known as daguerrotypes. They were light-sensitive, silver-coated metallic plates which picked up images and were developed in mercury vapor.
In the early 1900's, the social work movement in America created many programs and services that we largely take for granted today.
Since 1911, Mass General's Urology Department has enjoyed a pre-eminent reputation throughout the world for excellence in the treatment of urologic disease. The service is comprised of a patient care division, a teaching and education division and a research laboratory division.