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Decades of Healthcare Innovation

A long and proud history of medical firsts has shaped the history of our organizations. 

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Two centuries of medical progress

The organizations that make up Mass General Brigham today have made groundbreaking contributions to the medical field over the past two centuries. Individuals and families around the world have been impacted by these research breakthroughs, starting from the first use of ether as an anesthetic in 1846.

 A few more key milestones include: