Paul S. Russell, MD Museum

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01/17/2014: Russell Museum Lecture Schedule 2014

Russell Museum Lecture Schedule 2014

01/07/2014: Padihershef

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to attend the first evening lecture in the 2014 Lecture Series

11/01/2013: "The Art of Illness"

Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to attend its latest lecture in its evening series

08/31/2013: Uncovering the Life of Padihershef

Earlier this year MGH received an anonymous gift for the restoration of Padihershef. This generous funding launched a multi-phase conservation and research project that delves into many aspects of the life and death of the hospital's mummy.

06/14/2013: Preserving Padi

The MGH’s 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy Padihershef, along with his inner coffin, was moved to a new custom-built horizontal display case.

05/03/2013: Hospital reopens historic surgical observation deck

The MGH Learning Laboratory celebrated the addition of dedicated OR and observation space for the simulation program at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

03/08/2013: Padihershef unwrapped

Some answers as to how the MGH's Egyptian mummy Padihershef lived and died are now being explored through a conservation project - which included a full body X-ray and CT scan.

01/25/2013: The changing shape of MGH

“The Morphing of MGH: Architecture Reflects Changing Patterns of Care” lecture at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation included a visual history of the plans and strategies for developing the MGH main campus over the past two centuries.

01/18/2013: A look back: MGH and the flu

While the 2012-13 flu season has been an intense one so far, it is by no means the worst in the lengthy history of the MGH.

12/21/2012: A most unusual patient

MGHers with a view of the helipad may be surprised on Christmas Eve if they catch a glimpse of an extremely unusual patient with an extremely unusual mode of transportation – aboard a magical sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer.

06/29/2012: Cemetery tour keeps history alive

Each spring Elliott Miller, MD, brings together a new generation of physicians to learn about their predecessors, a unique occasion in that the students are the teachers – each is tasked with making a presentation – and their classroom is the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

04/20/2012: Museum opens to public

The Russell Museum is now open weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

12/30/2011: Paul S. Russell, MD Museum unveiled

Year after year in the early part of the century, MGH residents took turns scratching their names into a Victorian desk, making their mark under its wooden lift-top surface.

07/22/2011: Dedicating the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

To officially dedicate and name the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president, and David Torchiana, MD, chairman and CEO of the MGPO, hosted a July 8 luncheon in honor of Russell.

05/06/2011: Bicentennial corner 05.06.11

As part of the MGH bicentennial celebration, the Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation will host "Changing Campus: A History of the MGH," a presentation by David Hanitchak, director of Planning and Construction.

04/29/2011: North End Community Health Center marks 40 years

MGH Hotline 4.29.11 While the MGH is celebrating 200 years this year, one of its community health centers is marking a special anniversary as well.

04/29/2011: Nursing at 200

MGH Hotline 4.29.11 The MGH Department of Nursing will release a commemorative book, "MGH Nursing at Two Hundred," on May 2.

04/22/2011: Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation

Construction of the Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation reached a high point April 15 when the museum's namesake, construction workers and guests participated in a "topping out" ceremony at the construction site on the corner of Cambridge and North Grove streets.

03/31/2011: History Bound: The Mass General and its past in print

Throughout its 200 years, the Mass General has been commemorated and recorded in a series of books that celebrate the hospital's rich and storied history

03/25/2011: Hot off the presses

MGH Hotline 03.25.11 THE QUEUE steadily stretched along the hallway outside the MGH Gift and Flower Shop on Ellison 1 last Tuesday.


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01/14/2014: Padihershef: A Mummy Revealed

Join us as we explore the life and death of Mass General's oldest patient -- 200 year old mummy Padihershef

12/10/2013: MGH Russell Museum Lunchtime Lecture Series

Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to attend its latest lecture in its lunchtime series

11/12/2013: "The Art of Illness"

The Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation Lecture Series invites you to attend the next in its series of free monthly evening lectures.

03/13/2013: "Climate Change and Public Health: How Can Health Care Respond to Global Warming."

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to a free lecture.

11/13/2012: Russell Museum to host Veterans Day exhibits and programs

In honor of Veterans Day, the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation will offer special exhibits and programs about MGH military veterans, past and present.

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