History of Mass General

Explore memorable moments and little-known facts about Massachusetts General Hospital through our online exhibits and tours.

President Kennedy at Mass General

Massachusetts General Hospital received 150th anniversary wishes from President John F. Kennedy during a nationally televised interview with Dave Garroway of the Today Show. Watch historic TV footage.

Mass General's Oral History Program

Distinguished members of the Mass General family share personal accounts and rich narratives about the hospital's history in a series of video interviews.

Creating the Ether Dome Painting

Discover how Mass General physicians worked with painters Warren and Lucia Prosperi to immortalize the groundbreaking surgery in the famous Ether Dome painting.

Padihershef on Facebook

Make friends with Padihershef, the Egyptian mummy who was given to the hospital in 1823 and lives in Mass General's Ether Dome.

Mass General on the Front Lines

Over the course of its history, Mass General has had the privilege of providing care for members of the military during wartime, and war has inevitably influenced and shaped Mass General and the care it provides.

History Trail

Twenty-two historic points of interest paint a panorama of the medical history of Mass General.