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Historical Highlights
Dr. Thomas Morgan Rotch opened a lab to remove bacteria from milk in 1891.

A timeline for Boston Children’s Hospital in its first 150 years

Since 1869, when some Harvard Medical School graduates opened a 20-bed facility in the South End, what is now Boston Children’s Hospital has had myriad milestones.

Engineer Stephen Wilson and his colleagues use 3-D printers to create lifelike models that help surgical teams prepare for procedures.

Three ways technology is transforming care at Children’s Hospital

From 3-D printers that allow surgical teams to practice, to a robotic helping hand, these innovations are helping doctors do what they do best.

International patients
Oliver traveled from the UK for heart surgery in Boston.

Doctors said the infant’s tumor could be fatal. His parents traveled 3,000 miles to save his life.

Why the world’s hardest cases come to Boston Children’s Hospital for help.


Why children are complex patients

Kids are not just miniature adults. That’s a distinction that matters immensely in medicine.

Helping Paws
Meet the therapy dogs of Boston Children’s Hospital

Meet the therapy dogs of Boston Children’s Hospital

Healing help from four-legged friends is just what the doctor ordered.

Young Athletes
Dancer Mia Steedle, 18, receives nutrition coaching from sports medicine staff at Boston Children’s through its work with Boston Ballet.

How nutrition research is helping young gymnasts and figure skaters stay healthy

What young performing artist athletes eat today will make a big difference tomorrow.

Ayesha Cammaerts, of Boston Children’s Hospital, stands and listens during a neighborhood meeting in Roxbury.

Can community investment improve health? Boston Children’s is spending $53 million to find out

The hospital is working with local nonprofits to change social factors that influence children’s health.

Neonatal care
Developmental psychologist Heidelise Als has spent 46 years at Boston Children’s.

One woman’s quest to improve care for premature babies

Heidelise Als has spent decades getting hospitals to listen to their neediest patients, so all babies can benefit.