Catalog of Art & Artifacts

Explore the online collection of Mass General’s portraits, instruments, medical equipment, photographs and other related artifacts and memorabilia.

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A History of Innovation

Massachusetts General Hospital has been the site of numerous medical milestones, including:

  • Performing the first successful public surgery using ether as an anesthetic (1846)
  • Identifying appendicitis (1886)
  • Establishing the first medical social service (1905)
  • Performing the first reattachment of a severed limb (1962)
  • Developing the first laser treatment to remove tattoos (1988)

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