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Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
2 Grove St, Boston, MA 02114
This museum at Massachusetts General Hospital uses interactive displays, artifacts and photographs to trace the hospital's history from its founding in 1811. The collections include medical equipment, furnishings and a horse-drawn ambulance from 1888. The website provides a searchable database of the collection. The hospital has been home to numerous medical advances, such as the first public demonstration of anesthesia for surgery in 1846.