Written in Granite: A History of the Ether Monument and Its Significance for Anesthesiology

@article{Ortega2006WrittenIG,
  title={Written in Granite: A History of the Ether Monument and Its Significance for Anesthesiology},
  author={Rafael Ortega and Lauren R Kelly and Melissa K Yee and Keith P. Lewis},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={105},
  pages={838-842}
}
ALTHOUGH Boston is well known for its place in the history of anesthesiology, many people do not know that a monument in the city exists to commemorate the first public demonstration of ether anesthesia (fig. 1). In fact, in decades past, every Bostonian knew of the monument erected in 1868 to honor the great discovery. But today, the structure is often overlooked. There are even some in the field of anesthesia who are unaware of its existence. In the historic Boston Public Garden, the Ether… 

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