Dr. Eben Bennet, Lubec, ca. 1928

Contributed by Lubec Historical Society


Longtime Lubec physician Dr. Eben Homer Bennet (June 20, 1848-August 31, 1944) once delivered a paper at the age of 89 before the Washington County Medical Society, published in the Maine Medical Journal, July, 1937, as “The General Practitioners’ Responsibilities in Cases of Malignant Disease of the Sigmoid and Rectum.” After relating several case histories terminating in premature death, Bennet urges early diagnosis by physicians. “This creed places a heavy responsibility on the shoulders of general practitioners. It spells early diagnosis or death for the patient.” His admonition rings true even in 2011.

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  • Title: Dr. Eben Bennet, Lubec, ca. 1928
  • Creation Date: circa 1928
  • Subject Date: circa 1928
  • Location: Lubec, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.2 cm x 9.8 cm
  • Local Code: 446 jpg
  • Collection: Dr. Meredith Bennet
  • Object Type: Image

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135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652

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