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Ether Monument, Boston

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Landmark
The Ether Monument, also known as The Good Samaritan, is a statue and fountain near the northwest corner of Boston's Public Garden, near the intersection of Arlington Street and Marlborough Street.

It commemorates the use of ether in anesthesia. Its design has been attributed to the Boston architect William Robert Ware and to the sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward. It is 40 feet (12 m) tall and is the oldest monument in the public garden.
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  • Tucked away in the Boston Gardens is a monument to the discovery of anesthesia. Simple but grand, if you have some time walking through the park it is worth the short visit.  more »
  • This monument is the oldest in the Boston Public Garden. It commemorates when Ether was used in Anesthesia. You do know Boston is known for its medical achievements. Do visit this statue when in...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places to relax when visiting this area. Always calm and the monument itself stands for something truly incredible: the invention of modern anesthesia and to ease pain/suffering.
  • A well made Victorian era Monument to a very important medical and scientific achievement that has saved many lives.

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