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2 N. Grove St., Boston, MA 02114, United States | (617) 724-8009

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Standing in the shadow of the Massachusetts General Hospital, this attractive building houses exhibits that explore the “firsts” associated with the institution, which include the first successful public surgery using anesthesia, the first reattachment of severed limbs, and other medical wonders. Visitors can take a look at an iron lung, learn about innovative surgeries, and more. Don’t forget to step up to their rooftop for fine Beacon Hill views.

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Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Mass General

Standing in the shadow of the Massachusetts General Hospital, this attractive building houses exhibits that explore the “firsts” associated with the institution, which include the first successful public surgery using anesthesia, the first reattachment of severed limbs, and other medical wonders. Visitors can take a look at an iron lung, learn about innovative surgeries, and more. Don’t forget to step up to their rooftop for fine Beacon Hill views.