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Alex Beam

A museum for Man’s Greatest Hospital

MGH collection plans to link past and present practices as well as explore what’s ahead in medical innovation

I love unexpected history, in unexpected places. For instance I always regretted that Route 128 and Silicon Valley weren’t more history-minded, until former Digital Equipment Corp. executive Gordon Bell addressed that problem. He and his wife, Gwen, birthed our Computer Museum, which morphed into the bigger-deal Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

In this vein, an interesting specialty museum is about to open in the heart of Boston: The Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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