Mass General’s History of Research Innovation

Did you know that biomedical research has been part of Massachusetts General Hospital since its founding over 200 years ago, and has led to such innovations as:

  • The use of general anesthesia in ether
  • The modern PET scan
  • A bionic pancreas
  • A chip that detects circulating tumor cells in the blood
  • And a vaccine for tuberculosis, just to name a few

For throwback Thursday, here are some black and white images from Mass General research laboratories during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Photos courtesy of our friends at the Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

(P.S. Follow them on Facebook, they are always posting lots of interesting historical facts and tidbits from the hospital’s archives, and they host some great events)

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