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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Monument to Ether

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 30, 2015
1. Monument to Ether Marker
Inscription.  
To commemorate
the discovery
that the inhaling of ether
causes insensibility to pain.
First proved to the world
at the
Mass. General Hospital
in Boston
October. A.D MDCCCXLVI

This also cometh forth
from the Lord of hosts
which is wonderful
in counsel
and excellent
in working
Isaiah

In gratitude
for the relief
of human suffering
by the inhaling of ether
a citizen of Boston
has erected this monument
A.D. MDCCCLXVII.
The gift of Thomas Lee

Neither shall there be any more pain
Rev.

 
Erected 1867.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 42° 21.296′ N, 71° 4.293′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Arlington Street. The monument is on the northwest corner of the Boston Public Garden, near the intersection of Arlington and Marlborough Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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By J. Makali Bruton
2. Monument to Ether Markers
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Robert White (within shouting distance of this marker); Cheers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert McCloskey (about 500 feet away); Edward Everett Hale (about 800 feet away); The Common / Charles Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pope John Paul II's Visit to Boston (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Ellery Channing (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Tadeusz Kosciuszko (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  More information about the Ether Monument. (Submitted on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Monument to Ether image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
3. Monument to Ether
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
4. Monument to Ether Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on June 29, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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