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  Bulfinch Building
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This 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 first time.

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.)


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