of Neurosurgery at
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
This is an illustration of
the Bulfinch Building, the first home of the Massachusetts
General Hospital, which opened in 1823.
(Used with Permission -
from an original ink wash and watercolor lithograph by Robert
J. Leanna II.)
The operating room of the hospital,
now known as the Ether Dome, is visible in the center of
the building's top floor. In this operating theater general
anesthesia for surgery was demonstrated to the world's medical
community for the first time.
is from the cover of the Journal
of Neurosurgery (vol 79, 1993) and the article