black & white photo of a long table with several chairs

Site of House Pupils’ dining room, 1872

“It was not until June, 1860 that house pupils were either lodged or fed at the hospital; they were then given permission to sleep there and to take their breakfasts, and in August of the following year to have full board. Later this privilege was taken away, owing to bad behavior on the part of certain pupils, and was not restored until 1873.” – Grace W. Myers, History of the Massachusetts General Hospital, 1872-1900.