is an illustration of the Bulfinch Building,
the first home of the Massachusetts General
Hospital, which opened in 1821.
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
Neurosurgical Grand Rounds
are presented in the Etherdome each Thursday
from 8-9 a.m.
The East and West Neurosurgical Services
are named after the wings of the Bulfinch
building. The South Surgical Service also
dates to the time of Harvey Cushing's Internship
at Massachusetts General Hospital.
(Used with Permission - from an original
ink wash and watercolor lithograph by Robert
J. Leanna II.)