Dr. Philip Haigis, Scarborough, ca. 1960

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Dr. Philip Haigis, Scarborough, ca. 1960

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Dr. Philip Haigis and his wife Faith Stone arrived in Scarborough in 1944. He was the only physician in town in the early years. His office and home were located in what was then the corner of Scottow Hill Road. He had office hours seven days a week, made house calls and was affiliated with the Osteopathic Hospital of Portland.

Since Dr. Haigis often responded to serious accidents in town he realized an ambulance and a better method of serving the victims were needed. In 1951 he asked the newly formed Scarborough Lions Club to finance and outfit an ambulance for the town. This ambulance was the beginning of the first municipal rescue service in Maine.

Amongst his many duties he was also the official town physician and served the Scarborough Schools for thirty years beginning in 1945. Conversation with the older residents of town reveals that Dr. Haigis was a much loved and well respected physician.

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About This Item

  • Title: Dr. Philip Haigis, Scarborough, ca. 1960
  • Creator: Laughton, Rodney
  • Creation Date: circa 1960
  • Subject Date: circa 1960
  • Town: Scarborough
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Slide; transparency
  • Object Type: Image

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
(207)-885-9997

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