Longwood Medical Area

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Longwood Medical Area

Boston has a very long tradition of leadership in the medical profession dating back to the introduction of the smallpox inoculation into the colonies by Dr. Zabdiel Boylston and Cotton Mather in 1721, and the founding of Harvard Medical School by Dr. John Warren in 1782.

On this tour, explore today's world-renowned community of hospitals, academic institutions, and biomedical research centers of the Longwood Medical Area.

In this city within a city, walk among the Joslin Diabetes Center, Children's Hospital and two of the flagship teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Learn of their landmark medical contributions such as the iron lung, the first successful kidney transplant, and the first successful remission of acute leukemia.

Tour Information

Tour lasts 90 minutes. 

This tour is not currently on our calendar, but can be scheduled as a private tour at any time. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

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