Innovations in Pediatrics: Massachusetts General Hospital 1910–2010
Daniel C. Shannon, MD (general editor)
Limited edition, hardcover with dust jacket/6”x9”/b&w/400 pages/2014/distributed through Mass General Hospital
Pediatric care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a more than two-hundred-year-long journey that mirrors the history of pediatric clinical practice in the United States. This book documents this history from the initial vision of caring for sick children to the first use of the respiratory calorimeter and other pioneering steps in technology, knowledge, and practice—the invention of the osmometer, the development of pediatric intensive care units, and the vision for world-class coordinated care. Most important, this history paints a picture of the soul of this very special community.