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Keywords: Caring for sick

Historical Items

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Item 82305

Expenses for treating family with smallpox, Portland, ca. 1825

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1825 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 65151

Gov. Cony letter about sick soldier, Augusta, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864-10-26 Location: Augusta; Alexandria Media: Ink on paper

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Item 59536

Receipt for apples for wounded soldiers, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863-04-21 Location: Emory Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Sarah Sampson: Caring for Soldiers, Orphans

Sarah Sampson of Bath went to war with her husband, a captain in the 3rd Maine Regiment. With no formal training, she spent the next four and a half years providing nursing and other services to soldiers. Even after her husband became ill and returned to Maine, Sampson remained in the Washington, D.C., area aiding the sick and wounded.

Exhibit

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

Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine

Throughout Maine’s history, individuals have worked to improve and expand medical care, not only for the health of those living in Maine, but for many around the world who need care and help.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Caring For Our Families and Friends

… record payment of care for those that boarded the sick and infirmed, transported to the mainland those who needed medical care, purchased…

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Historic Hallowell - In Sickness and in Health

… are numerous prominent figures providing health care for the residents of Hallowell, there are five of special note: four doctors; Benjamin…

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St. Joseph Healthcare

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My Maine Stories

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Story

Born in Bangor 1936
by Priscilla M. Naile

Spending time at the Bangor Children's Home

Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Healthcare History in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to how people in Maine have given and received healthcare throughout history. Students will discuss the giving and receiving of medicines and treatments from the 18th-21st centuries, the evolving role of hospitals since the 19th century, and how the nursing profession has changed since the Civil War. Students will also look at how people and healthcare facilities in Maine have addressed epidemics in the past, such as influenza and tuberculosis, and what we can learn today from studying the history of healthcare and medicine.