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Ether Dome At MGH (10:30 - 11:30 A.M.)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM
Beautifully restored and designated a historical landmark the Ether Dome is the site of the first public demonstration, in 1846, of ether as a surgical anesthetic. Now a teaching amphitheater, the Ether Dome served as the hospital's operating room from its opening in 1821 until 1868. The room contains a collection of 19th-century surgical instruments, a skeleton, and Padihershef, an Egyptian mummy donated to the hospital in 1823. Learn about the use of ether as an anesthetic and other interesting tidbits from one of MGH’s well-trained docents. Meet at the Bullfinch Building, MGH. Open to BHV Members and their guests.