Keywords: Contagious Diseases
Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.
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.
Some examples of these diseases would be smallpox, yellow fever, and cholera. The hospital staff did their best to cure as many patients as possible…
Contagious diseases such as measles, mumps and chicken pox were also rampant. The school system begged the town to hire a School Nurse and Doctor to…