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, California. 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.