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Item 15940

Title: Dr. Millard Nickerson Home, 863 Main Street, Sanford

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: circa 1905

Location: Sanford

Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 25085

Title: Health Parade, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1924

Location: Portland

Media: Glass negative

Item 65107

Title: Letter on poor hospital care, Virginia, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1864-10-14

Location: Alexandria; South Manchester

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Cottage for women, Maine State Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1909

Among the Lungers: Treating TB

Tuberculosis -- or consumption as it often was called -- claimed so many lives and so threatened the health of communities that private organizations and, by 1915, the state, got involved in TB treatment. The state's first tuberculosis sanatorium was built on Greenwood Mountain in Hebron and introduced a new philosophy of treatment.

Exhibit

Nursing students, Eastern Maine General Hospital, ca. 1898

One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

Exhibit

Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.