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Hyperbaric Medicine

Norman Knight Hyperbaric Medicine Center

The Norman Knight Hyperbaric Medicine Center is equipped with three state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers used to treat a variety of conditions medically shown to respond positively to hyperbaric oxygen exposure.

Established in 1995 through the generosity of Norman Knight, a retired Boston businessman and noted philanthropist, the Center was Massachusetts’ first hyperbaric treatment facility. Today, it is the longest running in the region and the only one of its kind available for emergencies 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Our location on the 11th floor of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a full-service hospital located directly next door to Massachusetts General Hospital, offers patients under treatment access to other care they may need. Our physicians are board-certified and faculty members of Harvard Medical School. Patients with conditions often treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, such as those in need of wound care for diabetes, may benefit from our close proximity to such a broad range of care.

Hyperbaric therapy is often associated with treating people rescued from burning buildings for smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. It was Mr. Knight’s continued dedication to the Fire-Rescue and EMS communities that initially inspired him to make hyperbaric medicine a reality at Mass. Eye and Ear.


Emergencies: 617-573-4411, 24 hours per day

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