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Historical Items

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Item 66032

Letter concerning hospital beds, Boston, 1861

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1861 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 16257

Patient Room at Eastern Maine Medical Center ca. 1972

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center Date: circa 1972 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 97507

Augusta S. Quimby, Belfast, 1861

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: 1861-02-27 Location: Belfast Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.

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Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Campus

Maine Medical Center, founded as Maine General Hospital, has dominated Portland’s West End since its construction in 1871 on Bramhall Hill. As the medical field grew in both technological and social practice, the facility of the hospital also changed. This exhibit tracks the expansion and additions to that original building as the hospital adapted to its patients’ needs.

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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.

Site Pages

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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…

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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

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Lincoln, Maine - Workman's Hospital

This was because Margaret’s specialty was delivering babies. In 1953, Margaret B. Workman died. The hospital did not shut down, however.

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR

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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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Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics