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Estes Nichols' Sanatorium

Promotional brochure, Maine State Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1909

Promotional brochure, Maine State Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1909

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Maine Historic Preservation Commission

After his death in 1944, Dr. Estes Nichols was remembered as a man for whom each patient "was not only a medical case, but a human being in search of assistance."

Nichols (1874-1944) was one of the founders of the Maine State Sanatorium in Hebron and its medical director from 1902 to 1915.

He had been interested in tuberculosis and public health almost from the time he earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont in 1900.

A member of the Medical Corps during World War I, Nichols specialized in lung diseases.