For years, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston's storied hospital that is Harvard's main teaching hospital, has featured 'the Ether Dome,' the site of what many believed was the first surgery using ether.
Today, MGH maintains the 'Ether Dome' as a museum, saying that it was the site of the 'first public demonstration' of anesthetic ether.
Warren was the first dean of Harvard Medical School and the theatre was later named the Ether Dome
The Russell Museum will also introduce the visitor to a "distributed museum" at MGH--the many other areas on the hospital campus that focus on current research or highlight hospital history, such as the original operating theater known as the Ether Dome
in the Bulfinch Building.
ITS SETTING MAY BE 19TH-CENTURY NEW England, but Elizabeth Egloff's new play Ether Dome is as fresh as last second's Twitter feed.
And this fundamental debate--should people have to pay for taking away pain?--is one we're still having today about health insurance," says Mark Bly, senior dramaturg and director of new-play development at Houston's Alley Theatre, where Ether Dome premieres Sept.
It includes the USS Constitution and World War II battleships, the Tremont Street subway tunnel, the Boston Public Garden and Mount Auburn Cemetery, the Ether Dome
at Massachusetts General Hospital, Revere Beach reservation and harbor lighthouses.
Under the Ether Dome
: A Physician's Apprenticeship at Massachusetts General Hospital
"One of the places we will be seeing is the Ether Dome
of Mass General (Hospital), the first surgery to use ether as an anesthetic," said Frank Streeter, church member.
Perhaps the most famous of these mummies is Padihershef, the "Ether Dome
mummy" that was imported into the U.S.