Backyard Adventures: MGH Ether Dome Tour - Private Tour

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • MGH, 55 Fruit St. Meet at the information desk in the main entrance


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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.

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Join us for a private tour of the Ether Dome, at The Bullfinch Bldg at Mass General. The Ether Dome is a surgical amphitheater and the site of the 1st public surgery using anesthetic in 1846. In addition to artifacts and paintings , the Bullfinch building is in itself a beautiful piece of architecture. After the tour, we can visit the Russell Museum, exploring the evolution and innovation of medicine.  Admission is free, for all. The tour will be on Thursday 4/11,  starting at 4 pm.