The Ether Dome at Mass General
Between 1821 and 1868, more than 8,000 operations were performed in the Ether Dome. Today it is a teaching amphitheater and historical landmark. Visitors can explore the unique architecture and a small collection of artifacts, including an oil painting of the famous first surgery, an Egyptian mummy and early surgical tools.

Hours & Admission
Monday – Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed during faculty meetings
Admission: Free
Address
55 Fruit Street
Bulfinch Building, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Photo
Dr. John Collins Warren performs the first surgery without pain as William Morton administers ether.

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