Explore medical innovation
past and present at
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Hybrid Lecture

Huntington’s disease is a devastating inherited neurogenetic disease that was identified in the late 19th century. In 1983, a consortium of researchers from around the world led by MGH researcher Dr. James Gusella identified the genes that cause HD. Hear about the incredible story of how these genes were identified and what this meant for the families affected by this fatal disease.

To register for this hybrid lecture, please click here.

Interior of Bulfinch Building, detail
Interactive Online Exhibit


Explore this immersive, 3D virtual tour of the hospital’s 200-year-old original building, which is at the heart of MGH today. This behind-the-scenes view shares details from the building’s extraordinary past, including the Ether Dome and lesser-known stories, and the hospital’s exciting present. Click here to explore.

Photograph of the interior of a Spanish-American War era tent ward, ca. 1898
Historical Spotlight
From the American Revolution to Iraq,military history and the hospital’s history have intertwined since MGH’s founding. Click here to learn more.


Russell Museum at MGH
2 North Grove Street
Boston, MA 02114


The museum is open
Tuesday through Friday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(year round)
Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(April through October)

Contact us

For more information
about the Russell Museum,
 call 617-724-8009.