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Art and Artifacts at Mass General Hospital

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The hospital’s collections, which include portraits, instruments, medical equipment, photographs, and other related artifacts and memorabilia, are currently in the process of being inventoried.  As some of these inventories are completed, they will be listed on the searchable database. Due to security reasons, not all medical art and artifacts are displayed on this database. 

The hospital’s collecting activities are currently focused on documentation and items related to the history of the Massachusetts General Hospital and its staff.  For questions on donations to the Archives and Special Collections, or to receive more information about viewing options or other related questions, please email

Images of and from the collection are available for a fee through the Archives and Special Collections division. Please email for further information about permissions, costs and usage.

The hospital’s archives collections are available to qualified researchers by appointment. Please email or call the Archives at 617.726-3180. Hours are limited, and calls will be returned as soon as possible.

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