Contributed by Mercy Hospital
In 1948, Mercy's new School of X-Ray Technology accepted its first students, with Patricia Kane as the first graduate. Under Sister Mary Emily Burns R.N.R.T., supervisor of the hospital’s X-Ray Department, the school achieved accreditation by the American Registry of X-Ray Technicians in 1957.
Several new drugs and medical techniques were introduced during the period. In 1956, Mercy opened a Diagnostic Tumor clinic. In the early 1960s, Mercy could take advantage of advances in cardiac surgery and preventative health breakthroughs. By the mid-1960s, cardiac training for nurses included work with defibrillators.
About This Item
- Title: Mercy Hospital technician, Portland, ca. 1941
- Creator: Mercy Hospital
- Creation Date: circa 1941
- Subject Date: circa 1941
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Black and White 35mm Slide
- Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 7.6 cm
- Collection: Mercy Hospital Historic Archive
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Mercy Hospital
144 State Street, Portland, ME 04101
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- Catholic Church. Diocese of Portland (Me.)
- Health care personnel--Maine--Portland
- Health education
- Medical education
- Mercy Hospital (Portland, Me.)
- Sisters of Mercy.
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