Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: New England.

  • The Massachusetts General Hospital

    Andy HungChicago, Illinois, United States The performance was about to begin. The great glass dome lit up the open center stage with bright skylight. It was October 16, 1846, a time in history when surgeons performed their art before spectators, and the audience was about to witness a historic performance. William Morton, a 25-year-old dentist,…