Museum and Ether Dome Offer Insights Into the Hospital’s History

(Editor’s note: This summer, the Mass General Research Institute has two communications interns working with us as we work to highlight all of the research that takes place across Massachusetts General Hospital. Here is a post from our intern Milo Goodman.)

One major highlight of my first week as a Communications Intern was visiting the Massachusetts General Hospital Ether Dome and the Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation alongside Alyssa, the other summer Communications Intern here at the Research Institute.

Our aim was to familiarize ourselves with the rich history of medical innovation that has taken place at Mass General throughout its existence since its founding over 200 years ago.

We also planned on taking a few photographs for social media purposes to encourage members of the general public to come and see the sights for themselves.


Continue reading “Museum and Ether Dome Offer Insights Into the Hospital’s History”

Mass General Museum Director Takes Medical Museums Association Post


Sarah Alger, director of the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been named vice president of the Medical Museums Association. The association promotes collaboration among individuals, institutions, and organizations involved in collecting, preserving and interpreting artifacts relating to the history of medicine and the health sciences.

The Russell Museum, by the way, is a great place to explore some of the medical history and research innovations that have paved the way for the Mass General Research Institute.

Would you like to know more?