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Historical Items

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Item 22605

Doctor John Dilling, Easton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Easton Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Easton; Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 100713

Doctor examining child patient at St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor, ca. 1960

Contributed by: St. Joseph Healthcare Date: circa 1960 Location: Bangor Media: From Black and White Negative

Item 16198

Nurses and doctor at Eastern Maine General Hospital

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center Date: circa 1900 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 48967

37 Deering Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary D McAleney Use: Dwelling - Doctors Office

Item 49043

50 Deering Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Belle Hamel Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Doctors Office

Item 49045

53 Deering Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Hannah M Dooley Use: Dwelling - Doctors Office


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Student Exhibit: Medicine in Times Past

Inspired by Dr. Greenleaf Wilbur's medical box at the Skowhegan History House, this exhibit highlights some Mainers in the medical field of the past and the stories they had.


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.


Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.

Site Pages

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St. Joseph Healthcare

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Francis Spencer

In 1984 he received an honorary doctorate of economics from the University of New England. He died in 2004 at the age of 90.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - James Montgomery Flagg

… that he submitted another cartoon and poem, concluding, "Well, Mr. Mayor, Our hats off to you--Long life and more power to Doctor Precou'!"

My Maine Stories

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Maine in Vietnam - Not to be Forgotten
by Karen L. Olson, M.D.

How Veterans' Voices started.


Ode To Wuhan
by Darlene Reardon

COVID-19 poem


I never thought I would work at a paper mill.
by Greg Bizier

I love science and managed the lab for International Paper's Otis Mill for 31 years.

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.