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By author: Webster Bull
Number of Pages:  544
Dimensions:  7 X 10 Inches (US)
Original publication year:  2011
ISBN:  978-0-9830988-0-5
Availability: In stock.

• The first ever comprehensive history of Massachusetts General Hospital covers the two hundred years from 1811-2011. • Over 100 interviews with doctors, nurses, administrators, and staff were conducted during the three-year project. • Copiously illustrated with 270 fascinating black-and-white photographs • Anyone who cares about Boston, Harvard, or medicine in America will love this book.
This sweeping narrative history, drawn from archival resources and over 100 personal interviews, traces the development of Massachusetts General Hospital from a hospital with only two doctors and a handful of patients to its present position as the largest civilian employer in Boston, one of the most prestigious hospitals in the world, and the largest hospital-based biomedical research institution in the United States. Today, Mass General is not merely a "quaternary care" mecca, for the treatment of patients with the rarest conditions; it is also a research powerhouse, where physician scientists search for everything from a cure for AIDS to the origins of life in the universe. In addition, it is one of the most sought-after places of training for young doctors, attracting some of the brightest men and women from all over the globe.
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