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Ether Monument, Boston

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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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  • Right next to the Boston Commons is the Boston Public Garden and that’s where you can find the Ether monument. It’s worth the short trip to check it out before staring the freedom trail.  more »
  • Thank you so much for educating our students. This was an amazing experience. We learned so much. Well worth it.  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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