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Dear Dr. Nichols: Letters About Treatment

Administration building, Western Maine Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1940

Administration building, Western Maine Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1940

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Maine Historic Preservation Commission

When the Maine State Sanatorium opened its doors in 1904 as a privately run facility to treat persons with tuberculosis, the demand for services seemed insatiable.

Patients, families of patients, and potential patients often developed what seemed like a personal relationship with Dr. Estes Nichols, founder and medical director of the sanatorium.