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Historical Items

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Item 104372

Mercy Hospital, Portland, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Mercy Hospital Date: circa 1945 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 14112

Children's Hospital, Portland, 1934

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1934 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 7390

Maine General Hospital Building, Portland, ca. 1876

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: circa 1876 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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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.


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.


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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Mt. Desert Island Hospital

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

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Mercy Hospital - Portland Hospitals Before Mercy

Modern hospital care as its understood in the 21st century, is a recent development in medical history.

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Mercy Hospital - The Spanish Flu

Peter’s Church opened and filled with beds for people quarantining infected relatives at home. Churches in the city held open air masses to prevent…

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


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


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey