This 40 foot tall monument commemorates the first use of ether as an anesthetic under the Etherdome at Massachusetts General Hospital On October 16, 1846. It stands in a prominent spot in the Boston Public Garden, and is the world's only monument to a drug.

The 140 year old marble and granite monument sorely needs restoration. The Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists seeks to restore the monument to its original beauty, and to maintain it in perpetuity.

Tax-deductible contributions may be made to:

The Ether Monument
c/o Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists
541 Plain Street
Marshfield, MA 02050

Telephone (617) 834-9174

Other Links:
ASA Newsletter Article June 2006

the Ether Monument:
Discovery of Ether as an Anesthetic

Monument to Wm. T.G.Morton
(Mt Auburn, MA Cemetery)

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